covellite

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English[edit]

Covellite
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Etymology[edit]

Named after Italian mineralogist Niccolo Covelli (1790–1829) +‎ -ite.

Noun[edit]

covellite (countable and uncountable, plural covellites)

  1. (mineralogy) A shiny indigo-blue sulfide mineral, CuS, that is an ore of copper.

Further reading[edit]

  • Covellite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • covellite”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.