Definition of Covellite

1. Noun. (minerology) A shiny indigo-blue sulfide mineral, CuS, that is an ore of copper. ¹



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Definition of Covellite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covellite

covaries
covariogram
covariograms
covarion
covary
covarying
cove
cove plane
covector
coved
covelet
covelets
covelike
covelline
covellines
covellite (current term)
covellites
coven
covenableness
covenably
covenant
covenant of salt
covenant of title
covenantal
covenanted
covenantee
covenantees
covenanter
covenanters
covenanteth

Literary usage of Covellite

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"574 Quartz 575 Pyrite 575 Enargite 576 covellite 578 Bornite 581 Chalcocite 583 3. ... Other Occurrences of covellite 591 III. CONCLUSIONS 592 1. ..."

2. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1911)
"covellite FROM GALENA, KANSAS. In the Joplin district copper minerals are rare, chalcopyrite being the only one at all common. At the Big Coon mine on West ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"covellite covellite is formed in very minor amounts especially in the narrow oxidized zone above the contact breccia ores. It replaces chalcopyrite in ..."

4. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The formation of covellite is expressed by the following formula: ... Most observers have assumed that covellite is earlier than chal- ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"The former, which is the mineral covellite, is apparently new to Scotland, as no mention is made of it in ..."

6. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"All of these minerals have a dead black streak. 1. Hardness under 2.5, can be scratched with the fingernail. covellite, CuS, III. H =1.5-2; G = 4.6. ..."

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