enargite

enargite
/en ahr"juyt, en"euhr juyt'/, n.
a mineral, copper arsenic and sulfide, Cu3AsS4, occurring in the form of black orthorhombic crystals having perfect cleavage: an important source of copper.
[1850-55; < Gk enarg(és) brilliant (en- EN-2 + -arges, akin to argós bright, árgyros silver) + -ITE1]

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      sulfosalt mineral, copper arsenic sulfide (Cu3AsS4), that is occasionally an important ore of copper. It occurs as heavy, metallic-gray crystals and masses in veins and replacement deposits. Economically valuable deposits have been found in the Balkans; at several places in Peru; Chuquicamata, Chile; and Butte, Mont. It forms orthorhombic crystals. For detailed physical properties, see sulfosalt (table).

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