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gersdorffite

[gerz-dawr-fahyt, gers-] /ˈgɛrz dɔrˌfaɪt, ˈgɛrs-/
noun
1.
a mineral, sulfide-arsenide of nickel, NiAsS, occurring in metallic, light-gray cubes.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < German, after von Gersdorff, the name of a 19th-century family of mine owners in Austria; see -ite1
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