[ stan-ahyt ]
/ ˈstæn aɪt /
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a mineral, iron-black to steel-gray in color, with a metallic luster, copper iron tin sulfide, Cu2FeSnS4: an ore of tin.
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British Dictionary definitions for stannite
/ (ˈstænaɪt) /
a grey metallic mineral that consists of a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron and is a source of tin. Formula: Cu 2 FeSnS 4
Word Origin for stannite
C19: from stannum + -ite 1
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