marmatite

noun mar·ma·tite \ˈmärməˌtīt\

Definition of marmatite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral consisting of ferruginous sphalerite that is dark brown to black in color

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Origin and Etymology of marmatite

German marmatit, from Marmato, locality in Colombia + German -it -ite


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