sperrylite

sperrylite

[sper-uh-lahyt]
noun
a mineral, platinum arsenide, PtAs 2 , occurring in minute tin-white crystals, usually cubes: a minor ore of platinum.

Origin:
1905–10; named after F. L. Sperry, 19th-century Canadian chemist, who found it; see -lite

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sperrylite (ˈspɛrɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
a white metallic mineral consisting of platinum arsenide in cubic crystalline form. Formula: PtAs2
 
[C19: named after F. L. Sperry, Canadian chemist]

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