Definition of ferberite in English:

ferberite

Syllabification: fer·ber·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈfərbəˌrīt
 
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noun

  • A black mineral consisting of ferrous tungstate, typically occurring as elongated prisms.
    More example sentences
    • There were shops full of green and purple fluorite, ferberite and arsenopyrite, and spessartine and stibnite.
    • There are exceptions, such as German manganite, some Bolivian and Chinese cassiterite, Russian ilvaite, Brazilian and Namibian schorl, Panasqueira ferberite, and rutile, especially that from Graves Mountain, Georgia.
    • The Yaogangxian mine is a world-class locality for not only fluorite but also for arsenopyrite, bournonite, stannite, wurtzite, and ferberite.

Origin

early 19th century: named after Rudolph Ferber (1743–90), Swedish mineralogist, + -ite1.

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