niccolite

noun

nic·​co·​lite
ˈnikəˌlīt
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Niccolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/niccolite. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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