[ koh-vel-ahyt, koh-vuh-lahyt ]
/ koʊˈvɛl aɪt, ˈkoʊ vəˌlaɪt /
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a mineral, copper sulfide, CuS, indigo in color and usually occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals.
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Origin of covellite
1840–50; named after Nicolò Covelli (1790–1829), Italian mineralogist who found it; see -ite1
Words nearby covellite
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How to use covellite in a sentence
Copper-glance readily alters to other minerals, such as malachite, covellite, melaconite and chalcopyrite.
Cupric sulphide, CuS, occurs in nature as the mineral covellite.