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millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt] /ˈmɪl əˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, nickel sulfide, NiS, occurring in slender, bronze-colored crystals: a minor ore of nickel.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; Miller (see Miller index) + -ite1

Millerite

[mil-uh-rahyt] /ˈmɪl əˌraɪt/
noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for millerites

millerite

/ˈmɪləˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: a minor ore of nickel. Formula: NiS
Word Origin
C19: named after W. H. Miller (1801–80), English mineralogist
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Encyclopedia Article for millerites

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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