millerite

millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]
noun
a mineral, nickel sulfide, NiS, occurring in slender, bronze-colored crystals: a minor ore of nickel.

Origin:
1850–55; Miller (see Miller index) + -ite1

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Millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt]
noun
a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ and the beginning of the millennium were to occur in 1843.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; W. Miller + -ite1

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millerite (ˈmɪləˌraɪt)
 
n
a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
 
[C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801--80), English mineralogist]

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millerite

a nickel sulfide mineral (NiS) found in carbonate veins, as at Keokuk, Iowa, or as an alteration product of other nickel minerals, as at Andreas-Berg, Ger. Other occurrences are in meteorites and as a sublimation product on Vesuvius. Millerite forms pale brass-yellow crystals that belong to the hexagonal system. For detailed physical properties, see sulfide mineral (table)

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