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[mis-pik-uh l]
noun Mineralogy.
  1. arsenopyrite.
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Origin of mispickel

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

Historical Examples

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

    The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864


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

    The A B C of Mining

    Charles A. Bramble

British Dictionary definitions for mispickel


  1. another name for arsenopyrite
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Word Origin

C17: from German
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