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grahamite

[grey-uh-mahyt] /ˈgreɪ əˌmaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
an asphaltite with a pitch-black luster.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; named after J. A. and J. L. Graham, 19th-century American mineowners; see -ite1
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  • grahamite is no longer mined and has not been used in many years.

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