pyrrhotite(redirected from Magnetic pyrite)
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pyr·rho·tite(pĭr′ə-tīt′) also pyr·rho·tine (-tīn′)
A brownish-bronze iron sulfide mineral, FeS, characterized by weak magnetic properties and used as an iron ore and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid. Also called magnetic pyrites.
(Minerals) a common bronze-coloured magnetic mineral consisting of ferrous sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form. Formula: FeS
[C19: from Greek purrhotēs redness, from purrhos fiery, from pur fire]
a bronze-colored magnetic mineral, iron sulfide, occurring in massive and in crystal forms.
[1868; < Greek pyrrhót(ēs) redness + -ite1]