colusite

noun

co·​lu·​site
kəˈlüˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper and arsenic, tin, vanadium, iron, tellurium Cu3(As,Sn,V,Fe,Te)S4 occurring in tetrahedral crystals of bronze color

Word History

Etymology

Colusa, mining claim near Butte, Montana + English -ite

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“Colusite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colusite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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