Definition of Chalcanthite

1. Noun. Hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate.




Definition of Chalcanthite

1. n. Native blue vitriol. See Blue vitriol, under Blue.

Definition of Chalcanthite

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral form of copper sulfate, CuSO4 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalcanthite

chalaned
chalaning
chalans
chalasia
chalastic
chalaza
chalazae
chalazal
chalazas
chalaze
chalazes
chalazia
chalaziferous
chalazion
chalazions
chalcanthite (current term)
chalcedonic
chalcedonies
chalcedony
chalcid
chalcid fly
chalcid wasp
chalcidfly
chalcidology
chalcids
chalcis fly
chalco-
chalcoalumite
chalcocite
chalcocites

Literary usage of Chalcanthite

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1. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"chalcanthite, Blue Vitriol, CuS04.5H,O, VI. Color, blue; soluble in water ; the solution deposits copper on a piece of iron or steel dipped into it; ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"chalcanthite AND A DOUBLE SULPHATE OF COPPER AND MAGNESIUM. Among the specimens that claimed my special attention there was one3 consisting of irregular and ..."

3. Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae by Samuel Wendell Williston (1886)
"Vitriol bleierz. See Anglesite. Vitriol, blue. See chalcanthite. Vitrol, cobalt. ... See chalcanthite. Vitriol of iron. ..."

4. Practical Mineralogy Simplified: For Mining Students, Miners and Prospectors by Jesse Perry Rowe (1911)
"As before stated, atacamite resembles malachite, and also chalcanthite, or blue vitriol. ... Atacamite may be determined from chalcanthite by its taste. ..."

5. Minerals of California by Arthur Starr Eakle (1914)
"Alameda County: This was a new sulphate of copper differing from chalcanthite in the amount of water and crystallization, found with the other sulphates of ..."

6. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana. 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1892)
"Frenzel, 1. c., after deducting admixed chalcanthite. SO, 37-37 Fe,O, 22-70 MgO 5'92 HaO 34'01 = 100 Decomposed by water with the separation of iron ..."

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