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copper pyrites

noun Mineralogy.
  1. chalcopyrite.
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Origin of copper pyrites

First recorded in 1770–80
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  • Thallium is a widely-diffused metal, being found in many minerals, particularly in iron- and copper-pyrites and native sulphur.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

British Dictionary definitions for copper pyrites

copper pyrites

  1. (functioning as singular) another name for chalcopyrite
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