zinkenite

noun
zin·​ken·​ite | \ ˈziŋkəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of zinkenite

: a steel-gray mineral Pb6Sb14S27 of metallic luster consisting of a lead antimony sulfide and occurring in orthorhombic crystals and in masses (hardness 3–3.5, specific gravity 5.30–5.35)

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History and Etymology for zinkenite

German zinkenit, from J. K. L. Zinken †1862 German mineralogist + German -it -ite

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“Zinkenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinkenite. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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