Definition of ferberite in English:

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ferberite

Pronunciation: /ˈfərbəˌrīt/

noun

A black mineral consisting of ferrous tungstate, typically occurring as elongated prisms.
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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Syllabification: fer·ber·ite

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