zinckenite

[zing-kuh-nahyt]

zinkenite

or zinck·en·ite

[zing-kuh-nahyt]
noun
  1. a steel-gray mineral with metallic luster, lead antimony sulfide, Pb6Sb14S27.

Origin of zinkenite

1825–35; < German Zinkenit, named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist and mining director; see -ite1
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zinckenite

noun
  1. a variant spelling of zinkenite

zinkenite

zinckenite

noun
  1. a steel-grey metallic mineral consisting of a sulphide of lead and antimony. Formula: Pb 6 Sb 14 S 27

Word Origin for zinkenite

C19: named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist
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