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stannite

[stan-ahyt]
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noun
  1. a mineral, iron-black to steel-gray in color, with a metallic luster, copper iron tin sulfide, Cu2FeSnS4: an ore of tin.
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Origin of stannite

First recorded in 1850–55; stann(um) + -ite1
Also called tin pyrites.
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Historical Examples

  • The stannate and stannite of potassium are prepared in a similar manner.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Stannite probably alters to "wood tin," a fibrous variety of cassiterite.


British Dictionary definitions for stannite

stannite

noun
  1. a grey metallic mineral that consists of a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron and is a source of tin. Formula: Cu 2 FeSnS 4
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Word Origin

C19: from stannum + -ite 1
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