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niccolite

[nik-uh-lahyt] /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
Origin of niccolite
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin niccol(um) nickel + -ite1
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niccolite

/ˈnɪkəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a copper-coloured mineral consisting of nickel arsenide in hexagonal crystalline form, occurring associated with copper and silver ores: a source of nickel. Formula: NiAs Also called nickeline
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin niccolumnickel + -ite1
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