gers·​dorff·​ite | \ ˈgerzˌdȯrˌfīt, ˈgersˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of gersdorffite

: a mineral NiAsS consisting of a silver-white to steel-gray nickel sulfarsenide that may also contain some iron and cobalt

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History and Etymology for gersdorffite

German gersdorffit, from the von Gersdorff family, 19th century Austrian mine owners + German -it -ite

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“Gersdorffite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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