chalcopyrite

noun
chal·​co·​py·​rite | \ ˌkal-kə-ˈpī-ˌrīt How to pronounce chalcopyrite (audio) \

Definition of chalcopyrite

: a yellow mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper and iron and is an important copper ore

Examples of chalcopyrite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include azurite, malachite (both copper carbonate hydroxide minerals), chalcocite (a copper-sulfide), acanthite (a copper-silver sulfide), chalcopyrite and bornite. David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021

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First Known Use of chalcopyrite

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalcopyrite

New Latin chalcopyrites, from Greek chalkos + Latin pyrites

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“Chalcopyrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalcopyrite. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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