zinkenite

zinkenite

[zing-kuh-nahyt]
noun
a steel-gray mineral with metallic luster, lead antimony sulfide, Pb 6 Sb 14 S 27 .
Also, zinckenite.


Origin:
1825–35; < German Zinkenit, named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist and mining director; see -ite1

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zinkenite or zinckenite (ˈzɪŋkəˌnaɪt)
 
n
a steel-grey metallic mineral consisting of a sulphide of lead and antimony. Formula: Pb6Sb14S27
 
[C19: named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790--1862), German mineralogist]
 
zinckenite or zinckenite
 
n
 
[C19: named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790--1862), German mineralogist]

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