shandite

noun

shand·​ite
ˈshanˌdīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ni3Pb2S2 consisting of sulfide of nickel and lead and occurring in rhombohedral crystals near Trial Harbour, Tasmania

Word History

Etymology

James S. Shand †1957 British geologist + English -ite

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“Shandite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shandite. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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