Iron pyrites
Pyrites Py*ri"tes, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See {Pyre}.] (Min.) A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term was originally applied to the mineral pyrite, or iron pyrites, in allusion to its giving sparks when struck with steel. [1913 Webster]

{Arsenical pyrites}, arsenopyrite.

{Auriferous pyrites}. See under {Auriferous}.

{Capillary pyrites}, millerite.

{Common pyrites}, isometric iron disulphide; pyrite.

{Hair pyrites}, millerite.

{Iron pyrites}. See {Pyrite}.

{Magnetic pyrites}, pyrrhotite.

{Tin pyrites}, stannite.

{White iron pyrites}, orthorhombic iron disulphide; marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites, etc.

{Yellow pyrites}, or {Copper pyrites}, the sulphide of copper and iron; chalcopyrite. [1913 Webster]


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  • Iron pyrites — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), a. [AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen. See {Iron}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness. [1913 Webster] 3. Like iron in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iron pyrites — n. PYRITE …   English World dictionary

  • iron pyrites — noun or iron pyrite : pyrite 2 * * * 1. pyrite; fool s gold. 2. marcasite. [1795 1805] * * * iron pyrites plural noun Common pyrites, sulphide of iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • iron pyrites — noun see pyrites …   English new terms dictionary

  • iron pyrites — /aɪən paɪˈraɪtiz/ (say uyuhn puy ruyteez) noun 1. pyrite, or ordinary pyrites; fool s gold; mundic. 2. → marcasite. 3. → pyrrhotite …   Australian English dictionary

  • iron pyrites — noun Date: circa 1817 pyrite called also iron pyrite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • iron-pyrites — n. (Min.) Bisulphuret of iron …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • iron pyrites — 1. pyrite; fool s gold. 2. marcasite. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • iron pyrites — i′ron pyri′tes (or py′rite) n. mir pyrite • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • White iron pyrites — Pyrites Py*ri tes, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See {Pyre}.] (Min.) A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color. [1913 Webster] Note: The term was originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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