petzite

noun
petz·​ite | \ ˈpetˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of petzite

: a mineral Ag3 Au Te2 consisting of a silver gold telluride that is steel gray to iron black (hardness 2.5–3, specific gravity 8.7–9.0)

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History and Etymology for petzite

German petzit, from W.K.Pecz †1873 Hungarian geologist who analyzed it + German -it -ite

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“Petzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petzite. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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