- a yellow mineral, cadmium sulfide, CdS, associated with zinc ores and used as a source of cadmium.
Origin of greenockite
Examples from the Web for greenockite
Historical Examples of greenockite
The zinc oxide minerals in the surficial zone also are sometimes colored yellow by small amounts of greenockite.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Isomorphous with greenockite is the hexagonal zinc sulphide (ZnS) known as wurtzite.
Cadmium occurs in nature as cadmium sulphide in greenockite, CdS, which is very rare.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
It occurs in combination with sulphur in greenockite, and in some ores of zinc.
- a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: the only ore of cadmium. Formula: CdS