bournonite

noun

bour·​non·​ite
ˈbōrnəˌnīt,
ˈbȯr-,
ˈbu̇r-
plural -s
: a mineral PbCuSbS3 consisting of a steel-gray or black metallic-looking sulfide of antimony, lead, and copper occurring in orthorhombic crystals, and also massive see wheel ore

Word History

Etymology

Count J. L. de Bournon †1825 French mineralogist + English -ite

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“Bournonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bournonite. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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