nic·​co·​lite | \ ˈnikəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of niccolite

: a mineral NiAs of a pale copper red color and metallic luster usually occurring massive and composed essentially of a nickel arsenide (hardness 5–5.5, specific gravity 7.33–7.67)

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History and Etymology for niccolite

New Latin niccolum nickel (probably from Swedish nickel) + English -ite

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“Niccolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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