bornite

noun
born·​ite | \ ˈbȯr-ˌnīt How to pronounce bornite (audio) \

Definition of bornite

: a brittle metallic-looking mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper and iron and is a valuable copper ore

First Known Use of bornite

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bornite

German Bornit, from Ignaz von Born †1791 Austrian mineralogist

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“Bornite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bornite. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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