Definition of Bornite

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits.

Exact synonyms: Peacock Ore
Terms within: Atomic Number 29, Copper, Cu
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Bornite

1. n. A valuable ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur; -- also called purple copper ore (or erubescite), in allusion to the colors shown upon the slightly tarnished surface.

Definition of Bornite

1. Noun. (minerology) A reddish mineral that tarnishes on exposure to air; it is a mixed sulfide of iron and copper with the chemical formula Cu5FeS and is an important ore of copper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bornite

1. an ore of copper [n -S] : BORNITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Bornite

1. A valuable ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur; also called purple copper ore (or erubescite), in allusion to the colours shown upon the slightly tarnished surface. Origin: Named after Von Born, a mineralogist. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bornite

bornane
borne
borne down
borne in upon(p)
borne out
borne up
borne witness
borned
bornemanite
borneo
borneol
borneols
bornhardtite
bornin
borning
bornite (current term)
bornites
bornitic
bornless
bornological
borns
bornt
boro-
boroaluminate
borocarbide
borocarbides
borodaevite
borodeuteride
borodeuterides
borofluoric acid

Literary usage of Bornite

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1. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1916)
"Special attention is directed to the decomposition of the bornite. ... 17 shows garnet cut and replaced by chalcopyrite and bornite, and Fig. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"Special attention is directed to the decomposition of the bornite. ... 17 shows garnet cut and replaced by chalcopyrite and bornite, and Fig. ..."

3. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"This was followed by hydrothermal action producing chlorite, sericite, epidote and bornite, and finally, zeolites. The chalcocite is regarded as a product ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"bornite This mineral is universally found in the primary ores, though not as abundantly ... Although bornite occurs undoubtedly in the richer primary ores, ..."

5. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"Analyses of bornite from different sources have led to several empirical ... The constitution of bornite has been a favorite subject of speculation. ..."

6. The Geology and Ore Deposits of the Virgilina District of Virginia and North by Francis Baker Laney (1917)
"Like chalcocite and chalcopyrite, the bornite of the Virgilina district is of ... 2 prospect, bornite is very rarely found in association with chalcopyrite. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"The isomorphism of bornite and chalco- eite does not seem at all probable ... As far as known bornite is isometric and, if so, it is difficult to conceive ..."

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