Sylvanite
Sylvanite Syl"van*ite, n. [Fr. Transylvania, where first found.] (Min.) A telluride of gold and silver, {(Au, Ag)Te2}, of a steel gray, silver white, or brass yellow. It often occurs in implanted crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called {graphic tellurium}. H., 1.5-2. Sp.gr., 7.9-8.3. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • sylvanite — [sil′və nīt΄] n. [after (TRAN)SYLVAN(IA), where first found + ITE1] a gray or silvery telluride of gold and silver (Ag,Au)Te2, crystallizing in the monoclinic system …   English World dictionary

  • Sylvanite — Infobox mineral name = Sylvanite category = Telluride Mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = (Ag,Au)Te2 molweight = 429.89 gm color = Silver grey, Silver white habit = Massive to Crystaline system = Monoclinic Prismatic… …   Wikipedia

  • sylvanite — silvanitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė AuAgTe₄ atitikmenys: angl. sylvanite rus. сильванит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sylvanite — /sil veuh nuyt /, n. a mineral, gold silver telluride, (AuAg)Te2, silver white with metallic luster, often occurring in crystals so arranged as to resemble written characters: an ore of gold. [1790 1800; named after TRANSYLVANIA; see ITE1] * * *… …   Universalium

  • sylvanite — noun Silver gold telluride, a soft metallic mineral ranging in colour from steely gray to almost white …   Wiktionary

  • sylvanite — syl·van·ite …   English syllables

  • sylvanite — syl•van•ite [[t]ˈsɪl vəˌnaɪt[/t]] n. mir a silvery yellowish ore mineral, gold silver telluride, (AuAg)Te4 • Etymology: 1790–1800; after Transylvania; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • sylvanite — /ˈsɪlvənaɪt/ (say silvuhnuyt) noun a mineral, gold silver telluride, (AuAg)Te2, silver white with metallic lustre, often occurring in crystals so arranged as to resemble written characters, and an ore of gold. {(Tran)sylvan(ia), where it was… …   Australian English dictionary

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