Pentlandite meaning

pĕntlən-dīt
A yellowish-brown nickel iron sulfide that is the principal ore of nickel.
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A bronze-colored, brittle mineral, (Fe,Ni)9S8, that is the chief ore of nickel.
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(mineralogy) A mixed iron and nickel sulfide mineral, with the chemical formula (Fe,Ni)9S8; the major ore of nickel.
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Origin of pentlandite

  • French after Joseph Barclay Pentland (1797–1873), Irish scientist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition