germanite


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germanite

(ˈdʒɜːməˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral consisting of a complex copper arsenic sulphide containing germanium, gallium, iron, zinc, and lead: an ore of germanium and gallium
[from germanium + -ite1]
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Noun1.germanite - a rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide
atomic number 32, Ge, germanium - a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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"Au-dela de la nation: Germanite dans Negritude." Ethiopiques 76(Centieme anniversaire de L.S.
Name: For Wilhelm Klein (1889-1939), manager of the OMEG mines, Namibia, from 1916 to 1939, and discoverer of the mineral germanite described by Pufahl in 1922.
Principes de nationalite (Volkstumlichkeit) et de germanite (Deutschheit) sont situes sur le meme plan etymologique: une tendance uniformisante apparait dans les descriptions des coutumes et des fetes populaires, des costumes traditionnels du peuple, des monuments nationaux ; des caracteres physiques -- la forme du crane, par exemple -- prouvent l'unite de la tradition populaire, jusqu'aux voyages a travers la patrie qui, loin de fournir un apercu sur la multiplicite et les differences, conforte de l'interieur cette tradition (Bausinger 1993).
(1974) summarized the general sequence: pyrite and arsenopyrite crystallized first, followed by sphalerite, then by chalcopyrite, tennatite and some germanium species (germanite, briartite) and finally by copper-rich sulfides (bornite, chalcocite) and renierite.