sylvanite

noun
syl·​van·​ite
variants: or less commonly silvanite \ ˈsilvəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of sylvanite

: a mineral (Au,Ag)Te2 consisting of a gold silver telluride, having a steel gray, silver white, or brass yellow color, and often occurring in implanted crystals resembling written characters (hardness 1.5–2 specific gravity 7.9–8.3)

called also graphic tellurium

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Other Words from sylvanite

sylvanitic \ ¦⸗⸗¦nitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for sylvanite

French sylvanite, from sylvane sylvanite (from Transylvania, its locality) + -ite

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“Sylvanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sylvanite. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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