bornite

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noun born·ite \ˈbȯr-ˌnīt\

Definition of bornite

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

Origin and Etymology of bornite

German Bornit, from Ignaz von Born †1791 Austrian mineralogist


First Known Use: 1811


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