Whitneyite Whit"ney*ite, n. [So called after J.D. Whitney, an American geologist.] (Min.) an arsenide of copper from Lake Superior. [1913 Webster]

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  • whitneyite — Min. (ˈhwɪtnɪaɪt) [f. the name of J. D. Whitney, an American geologist: see ite1.] A native arsenide of copper, of a reddish white colour, found near Lake Superior and elsewhere in America. Bristow Gloss. Min …   Useful english dictionary

  • darwinite — ˈdarwinite, n.2 Min. [Named by Forbes 1861 after Chas. Darwin: see ite.] A synonym of whitneyite. in Bristow Gloss. Min. 104 …   Useful english dictionary

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