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(Minerals) another name for sphalerite
sphal•er•ite(ˈsfæl əˌraɪt, ˈsfeɪ lə-)
an ore mineral, zinc sulfide, ZnS.
[1865–70; < Greek sphaler(ós) slippery, deceptive + -ite1]
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|Noun||1.||zinc blende - an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form|
atomic number 49, indium, In - a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
atomic number 81, thallium, Tl - a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition