sphalerite

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English[edit]

Sphalerite

Etymology[edit]

From Greek σφαλερὀς (sfaleros) "treacherous", named in 1847.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

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sphalerite (plural sphalerites)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellow, brown or black, sometimes red, green white or colorless mineral with cubic crystals, of a chemical formula (Zn,Fe)S.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
  2. ^ James D. Dana: Dana's System of Mineralogy. Volume I, seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1944