Definition of Sylvanite

1. Noun. A silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride; a source of gold in Australia and America.

Exact synonyms: Graphic Tellurium
Terms within: Atomic Number 79, Au, Gold, Atomic Number 52, Te, Tellurium
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Sylvanite

1. n. A mineral, a telluride of gold and silver, of a steel-gray, silver- white, or brass-yellow color. It often occurs in implanted crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called graphic tellurium.

2. n. A telluride of gold and silver, (Au, Ag)Te2, of a steel gray, silver white, or brass yellow. It often occurs in implanted crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called graphic tellurium. H., 1.5-2. Sp.gr., 7.9-8.3.

Definition of Sylvanite

1. Noun. (minerology) Silver gold telluride, a soft metallic mineral ranging in colour from steely gray to almost white. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sylvanite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sylvanite

sylphide
sylphides
sylphids
sylphier
sylphiest
sylphine
sylphish
sylphlike
sylphs
sylphy
sylva
sylvae
sylvan
sylvaner
sylvaners
sylvanite (current term)
sylvanites
sylvanium
sylvans
sylvas
sylvate
sylvates
sylvatic
sylvia
sylvias
sylvic acid
sylvicoline
sylviculture
sylvicultures
sylviculturist

Literary usage of Sylvanite

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1. Gold: Its Geological Occurrence and Geographical Distribution by James Malcolm Maclaren (1908)
"South Africa,rf also by analysis ; Moss Township, Ontario (sylvanite) ... South Yukon (sylvanite); Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada ; and Shasta and Calaveras ..."

2. A Pocket Handbook of Minerals Designed for Use in the Field Or Class-room by Gurdon Montague Butler (1908)
"sylvanite GROUP. Members. — sylvanite ... Composition. — Tellurides of Gold or of Gold and Silver. Crystallization. — sylvanite is monoclinic but ..."

3. A Study of Ore Deposits for the Practical Miner: With Descriptions of Ore by James Philip Wallace (1908)
"sylvanite in quartz. silver, 13.4, and tellurium, 62.1. Not infrequently lead replaces part of the gold and silver, and antimony part of the tellurium. ..."

4. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"... and sylvanite. Native gold.— General.— Cubic; but seldom shows crystalline form. Occurs as grains of various size and shape in stream deposits, ..."

5. A Pocket Handbook of Menerals, Designed for Use in the Field Or Class-room by Gurdon Montague Butler (1908)
"sylvanite. (Au,Ag)Te,. Hardness 1.6-2. Lustre. — Metallic, brilliant. Color. — Silver-white, inclining to yellow, to steel-gray in the Graphic Tellurium. ..."

6. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni (1901)
"sylvanite (Au,Ag)Te2, V. After long heating on charcoal a globule of gold or gold and silver alloy is obtained. Cleavable, very brittle; color, silver white ..."

7. Gold: Its Geological Occurrence and Geographical Distribution by James Malcolm Maclaren (1908)
"South Africa,rf also by analysis ; Moss Township, Ontario (sylvanite) ... South Yukon (sylvanite); Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada ; and Shasta and Calaveras ..."

8. A Pocket Handbook of Minerals Designed for Use in the Field Or Class-room by Gurdon Montague Butler (1908)
"sylvanite GROUP. Members. — sylvanite ... Composition. — Tellurides of Gold or of Gold and Silver. Crystallization. — sylvanite is monoclinic but ..."

9. A Study of Ore Deposits for the Practical Miner: With Descriptions of Ore by James Philip Wallace (1908)
"sylvanite in quartz. silver, 13.4, and tellurium, 62.1. Not infrequently lead replaces part of the gold and silver, and antimony part of the tellurium. ..."

10. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"... and sylvanite. Native gold.— General.— Cubic; but seldom shows crystalline form. Occurs as grains of various size and shape in stream deposits, ..."

11. A Pocket Handbook of Menerals, Designed for Use in the Field Or Class-room by Gurdon Montague Butler (1908)
"sylvanite. (Au,Ag)Te,. Hardness 1.6-2. Lustre. — Metallic, brilliant. Color. — Silver-white, inclining to yellow, to steel-gray in the Graphic Tellurium. ..."

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