pyrrhotite

noun
pyr·rho·tite | \ˈpir-ə-ˌtīt \

Definition of pyrrhotite 

: a bronze-colored mineral of metallic luster that consists of ferrous sulfide and is attracted by a magnet

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According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Ben Carson Says HUD Is Committed To Finding A Solution For Homeowners With Failing Foundations," 4 June 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Ben Carson Says HUD Is Committed To Finding A Solution For Homeowners With Failing Foundations," 4 June 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Ben Carson Says HUD Is Committed To Finding A Solution For Homeowners With Failing Foundations," 4 June 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Ben Carson Says HUD Is Committed To Finding A Solution For Homeowners With Failing Foundations," 4 June 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Ben Carson Says HUD Is Committed To Finding A Solution For Homeowners With Failing Foundations," 4 June 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Homeowners With Failing Foundations Ask Legislature For Additional Financial Assistance," 26 Mar. 2018 According to a state report, a mineral known as pyrrhotite — used in the concrete aggregate for the foundations that are now crumbling — is partly to blame. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "IRS: Homeowners With Failing Foundations Can Deduct Repairs Until 2020," 8 Feb. 2018 According to a state report, pyrrhotite was present in the concrete aggregate used for building foundations that are now failing. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Bridge In Coventry Shows Symptoms Of Failing Concrete," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pyrrhotite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyrrhotite

modification of German Pyrrhotin, from Greek pyrrhotēs redness, from pyrrhos red, from pyr fire — more at fire

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