a silver-white mineral, gold telluride, AuTe2, containing a little silver: an ore of gold.
Origin of calaverite
1865–70, Americanism; Calaver(as), county in California where first found + -ite1
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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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