hutchinsonite

noun
hutch·​in·​son·​ite | \ ˈhəchə̇nsəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of hutchinsonite

: 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

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History and Etymology for hutchinsonite

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 9 Aug. 2020.

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