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tenorite

[ten-uh-rahyt] /ˈtɛn əˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, cupric oxide, CuO, occurring in veins of copper in black, minute scales.
Origin of tenorite
1860-1865
1860-65; named after G. Tenore (died 1861), president of Naples Academy; see -ite1
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  • Mineralization generally occurs as bornite and chalcopyrite that has oxidized to azurite, malachite, and tenorite.
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tenorite

/ˈtɛnəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a black mineral found in copper deposits and consisting of copper oxide in the form of either metallic scales or earthy masses. Formula: CuO
Word Origin
C19: named after G. Tenore (died l861), Italian botanist
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