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sperrylite

[sper-uh-lahyt] /ˈspɛr əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, platinum arsenide, PtAs 2 , occurring in minute tin-white crystals, usually cubes: a minor ore of platinum.
Origin of sperrylite
1905-1910
1905-10; named after F. L. Sperry, 19th-century Canadian chemist, who found it; see -lite
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sperrylite

/ˈspɛrɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a white metallic mineral consisting of platinum arsenide in cubic crystalline form. Formula: PtAs2
Word Origin
C19: named after F. L. Sperry, Canadian chemist
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