delafossite

noun
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delafossite. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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