coloradoite

noun col·o·rad·o·ite \-dəˌwīt\

Definition of coloradoite

plural

-s

  1. :  a grayish black mineral with metallic luster consisting of mercury telluride HgTe (specific gravity 8.6)

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Origin and Etymology of coloradoite

Colorado, its locality + English -ite


First Known Use: 1876


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