Definition of smaltite in English:


Syllabification: smalt·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈsmôlˌtīt


  • A metallic-gray mineral consisting chiefly of cobalt arsenide, typically occurring as cubic or octahedral crystals.
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    • Associated minerals in the high-grade veins are calcite, ‘smaltite,’ nicoline, bismuth, and lesser pyrargyrite, proustite, acanthite, millerite, and chalcopyrite.
    • It usually occurs in the form of a compound with its most common minerals being cobaltite, smaltite, chloranthite, and linnaeite.
    • Cobalt is found in the minerals cobaltite, smaltite and erythrite.


mid 19th century: from smaltine (a rare word with the same sense) + -ite1.

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