gersdorffite

[ gerz-dawr-fahyt, gers- ]
/ ˈgɛrz dɔrˌfaɪt, ˈgɛrs- /

noun

a mineral, sulfide-arsenide of nickel, NiAsS, occurring in metallic, light-gray cubes.

Origin of gersdorffite

1840–50; < German, after von Gersdorff, the name of a 19th-century family of mine owners in Austria; see -ite1
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