plural -s
: a copper arsenide mineral Cu6As allied to domeykite (specific gravity 7.62)

Word History


Algodones mine, Coquimbo province, Chile, its locality + English -ite

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of algodonite was in 1858

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“Algodonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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