sylvanite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sylvan +‎ -ite, since it can be found in Transylvania.

Noun[edit]

sylvanite (plural sylvanites)

  1. (mineralogy) Silver gold telluride, a soft metallic mineral ranging in colour from steely gray to almost white.

Further reading[edit]

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