de·​la·​foss·​ite | \ ˌdeləˈfȯˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of delafossite

: a mineral CuFeO2 consisting of an oxide of copper and iron formerly found in quantity at Bisbee, Arizona, and in small amounts elsewhere

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History and Etymology for delafossite

French, from Gabriel Delafosse †1878 French mineralogist + French -ite

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“Delafossite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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