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chalcopyrite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chalcopyrite  \Chal`co*pyr"ite\,  n.  [Gr.  chalko`s  brass  +  E. 
  pyrite.  So  named  from  its  color.]  (Min.) 
  Copper  pyrites,  or  yellow  copper  ore;  a  common  ore  of  copper, 
  containing  copper,  iron,  and  sulphur.  It  occurs  massive  and 
  in  tetragonal  crystals  of  a  bright  brass  yellow  color. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chalcopyrite 
  n  :  a  yellow  copper  ore  (CuFeS2)  made  up  of  copper-iron  sulfide 
  [syn:  {copper  pyrites}] 




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