Definition of covellite in English:


Line breaks: co|vel¦lite
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈvɛlʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A blue mineral consisting of copper sulphide, typically occurring as a coating on other copper minerals.
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    • Generally associated minerals included other silver amalgams, covellite, and pyrite.
    • Outstanding in the display is a dark blue covellite group as well as plates of quartz.
    • Good crystals of covellite have not been reported from the District.


mid 19th century: named after Nicolò Covelli (1790–1829), Italian chemist, + -ite1.

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