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crookesite

[kroo k-sahyt] /ˈkrʊk saɪt/
noun
1.
a rare mineral, selenide of copper, thallium, and silver, (Cu, Tl, Ag) 2 Se, occurring in steel-gray, compact masses.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; after Sir W. Crookes; see -ite1
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