clausthalite

noun

claus·​thal·​ite
ˈklau̇stəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of lead selenide PbSe and resembling galena in appearance (specific gravity 7.6–8.8)

Word History

Etymology

French clausthalie clausthalite (from Clausthal, Germany, its locality + French -ie) + English -ite

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“Clausthalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clausthalite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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