a mineral, originally thought to have been a diarsenide of cobalt, CoAs2, but which is actually a skutterudite rich in cobalt.
Also smalt·ine [smawl-tin, -teen] /ˈsmɔl tɪn, -tin/.
Origin of smaltite
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It was smaltite, an ore of the metal cobalt, closely resembling many of the silver ores.My Adventures with Your Money
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a silver-white to greyish mineral consisting chiefly of cobalt arsenide with nickel in cubic crystalline form. It occurs in veins associated with silver, nickel, and copper minerals, and is an important ore of cobalt and nickel. Formula: (Co,Ni)As 3-x
Word Origin for smaltite
C19: from smalt + -ite 1
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