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mispickel

[ mis-pik-uhl ]

noun

, Mineralogy.


mispickel

/ ˈmɪsˌpɪkəl /

noun

  1. another name for arsenopyrite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mispickel1

First recorded in 1675–85, mispickel is from the German word Mispickel

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mispickel1

C17: from German

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Example Sentences

The pyritic ores of iron, including marcasite, pyrrhotite and mispickel, are often taken for gold by the inexperienced.

The gold is also often visible to the naked eye in all the associated minerals, and particularly in the mispickel and blende.

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