gersdorffite

gersdorffite

[gerz-dawr-fahyt, gers-]
noun
a mineral, sulfide-arsenide of nickel, NiAsS, occurring in metallic, light-gray cubes.

Origin:
1840–50; < German, after von Gersdorff, the name of a 19th-century family of mine owners in Austria; see -ite1

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