hutchinsonite

noun

hutch·​in·​son·​ite
ˈhəchə̇nsəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral (Pb,Tl)2(Cu,Ag)As5S10 consisting of sulfide of lead, copper, and arsenic, with thallium and silver replacing variable amounts of lead and copper, and occurring in small red orthorhombic crystals

Word History

Etymology

Arthur Hutchinson †1937 English mineralogist + English -ite

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“Hutchinsonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hutchinsonite. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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