- a mineral, copper sulfide, CuS, indigo in color and usually occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals.
Origin of covellite
1840–50; named after Nicolò Covelli (1790–1829), Italian mineralogist who found it; see -ite1
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Examples from the Web for covellite
Copper-glance readily alters to other minerals, such as malachite, covellite, melaconite and chalcopyrite.