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hessite

[hes-ahyt] /ˈhɛs aɪt/
noun
1.
a rare mineral, silver telluride, Ag 2 Te, found in silver ores: sometimes contains gold.
Origin of hessite
1840-1850
1840-50; named after G. H. Hess, 19th-century Swiss chemist; see -ite1
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hessite

/ˈhɛsaɪt/
noun
1.
a black or grey metallic mineral consisting of silver telluride in cubic crystalline form. Formula: Ag2Te
Word Origin
C19: from German Hessit; named after Henry Hess, 19th-century chemist of Swiss origin who worked in Russia; see -ite1
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