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sylvanite

[sil-vuh-nahyt] /ˈsɪl vəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, gold silver telluride, (AuAg)Te 2 , silver-white with metallic luster, often occurring in crystals so arranged as to resemble written characters: an ore of gold.
Origin of sylvanite
1790-1800
1790-1800; named after Transylvania; see -ite1
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sylvanite

/ˈsɪlvəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a silver-white mineral consisting of a telluride of gold and silver in the form of elongated striated crystals: a source of gold in Australia and North America. Formula: (Au,Ag)Te2
Word Origin
C18: from (Tran)sylvan(ia) + -ite1, with reference to the region where it was first found
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