al·​go·​do·​nite | \ ˌal-gə-ˈdō-ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of algodonite

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

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First Known Use of algodonite

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for algodonite

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

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“Algodonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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