stannite definition by Webster's New World
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a dark-colored, tetragonal mineral, CuFeSnS, an ore of tin; copper iron tin sulfide
Origin: ; from Late Latin stannum, tin plush -ite
stannite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A gray to black mineral, Cu2FeSnS4, having a metallic luster. Also called tin pyrites.
Origin: Late Latin stannum, tin; see stannic + -ite1.