bornite

noun born·ite \ ˈbȯr-ˌnīt \

Definition of bornite

: 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


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