plural -s
: a mineral MnS2 consisting of native manganese sulfide and occurring as reddish brown or brownish black octahedral or pyritohedral crystals or massive (specific gravity 3.46)

Word History


German hauerit, from Franz von Hauer †1899 Austrian geologist + German -it -ite

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“Hauerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hauerite. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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