calaverite

[kal-uh-vair-ahyt]

Origin of calaverite

1865–70, Americanism; Calaver(as), county in California where first found + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for calaverite

calaverite

noun
  1. a metallic pale yellow mineral consisting of a telluride of gold in the form of elongated striated crystals. It is a source of gold in Australia and North America. Formula: AuTe 2

Word Origin for calaverite

C19: named after Calaveras, county in California where it was discovered
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