Definition of tetrahedrite in English:


Syllabification: tet·ra·he·drite
Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˈhēdrīt


A gray mineral consisting of a sulfide of antimony, iron, and copper, typically occurring as tetrahedral crystals.
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  • The ore shoot is mainly in the Molas Formation and is surrounded by a silicified envelope that contains galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, and pyrite.
  • Copper-silver ore, located in the cores of the chimneys, consists primarily of chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, pyrite, and galena along with electrum and a number of minor silver minerals.
  • Hurst observed pyrargyrite partly and completely enclosing polybasite crystals on tetrahedrite.

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