calaverite

noun cal·a·ver·ite \ˌkaləˈveˌrīt\

Definition of calaverite

plural

-s

  1. :  a yellowish mineral having a metallic luster and consisting of gold telluride and variable minor amounts of silver (hardness 2.5, specific gravity 8.35)

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Origin and Etymology of calaverite

Calaveras county, California, its locality + English -ite


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