franckeite

noun
franck·​e·​ite | \ ˈfräŋkəˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of franckeite

: a mineral consisting of a dark gray or black massive lead antimony tin sulfide (specific gravity 5.55)

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First Known Use of franckeite

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for franckeite

German franckeït, from Carl and Ernest Francke, 19th century German mining engineers + German -it -ite

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“Franckeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/franckeite. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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