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[mis-pik-uh l] /ˈmɪsˌpɪk əl/
noun, Mineralogy
Origin of mispickel
1675-85; < German Mispickel Unabridged
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  • The gold is also often visible to the naked eye in all the associated minerals, and particularly in the mispickel and blende.

  • The pyritic ores of iron, including marcasite, pyrrhotite and mispickel, are often taken for gold by the inexperienced.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
British Dictionary definitions for mispickel


another name for arsenopyrite
Word Origin
C17: from German
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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