bournonite

noun bour·non·ite \ ˈbōrnəˌnīt , ˈbȯr- , ˈbu̇r- \

Definition of bournonite

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

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Origin and Etymology of bournonite

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


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