Definition of Chalcocite

1. Noun. A heavy grey mineral that is an ore of copper.

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



Definition of Chalcocite

1. n. Native copper sulphide, called also copper glance, and vitreous copper; a mineral of a black color and metallic luster.

Definition of Chalcocite

1. Noun. (minerology) Cuprous sulphide, Cu2S, an important ore of copper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalcocite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalcocite

chalazion
chalazions
chalcanthite
chalcedonic
chalcedonies
chalcedony
chalcid
chalcid fly
chalcid wasp
chalcidfly
chalcidology
chalcids
chalcis fly
chalco-
chalcoalumite
chalcocite (current term)
chalcocites
chalcocyanite
chalcogen
chalcogenide
chalcogenides
chalcogens
chalcography
chalcolithic
chalcomenite
chalconatronite
chalcone
chalcone isomerase
chalcone michael allen

Literary usage of Chalcocite

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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)
"In the masses referred to as carrying very little chalcocite, it is prob- ' able that there was considerable chalcocite present, but it was covered by a ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"chalcocite Zone. —The sulfide ore of the United Verde Extension consists chiefly of chalcocite and pyrite and varies from practically pure chalcocite to ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"Copper minerals in the siderite zone are very faintly coated with chalcocite. Gypsum is also found in vugs, even deeper than siderite, but apparently in ..."

4. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"This probably explains the development of covellite in oxidizing chalcocite and its occasional crystallization together with products of oxidation like ..."

5. The Examination of Prospects: A Mining Geology by Charles Godfrey Gunther (1912)
"AT MORENCI, ARIZONA, the upper limit of the chalcocite zone in the disseminated deposits ... The thickness of the chalcocite zone is somewhat over 200 ft., ..."

6. Proceedings of the Good Roads Institute, Held at the University of North by University of North Carolina (1793-1962, Good Roads Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., University of North Carolina (1793-1962), Chapel Hill Good Roads Institute, N.C (1908)
"In the center of many of these chalcocite-filled fractures are films of quartz which evidently mark the original fracture in which the chalcocite began to ..."

7. The Geology and Ore Deposits of the Virgilina District of Virginia and North by Francis Baker Laney (1917)
"Indeed, it is doubtful that chalcocite is even subordinate to bornite. In the Holloway mine, so far as could be determined, chalcocite was by far the more ..."

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