sphalerite
noun Etymology: German Sphalerit, from Greek sphaleros deceitful, from sphallein to cause to fall; from its often being mistaken for galena — more at spill Date: circa 1868 a mineral composed essentially of zinc sulfide that is the most important ore of zinc — called also zinc blende

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