[kol-uh-rad-oh-ahyt, -rah-doh-]


a mineral, mercury telluride, HgTe, occurring in the form of grayish-black masses.

Origin of coloradoite

1875–80; named after Colorado; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coloradoite

Historical Examples of coloradoite

  • Coloradoite is a telluride of mercury, also a new mineral and quite rare.

    The Galaxy