niccolite


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nic·co·lite

 (nĭk′ə-līt′)
n.
A nickel ore, essentially nickel arsenide, NiAs, found in America and Europe.

[New Latin niccolum, nickel (perhaps from Swedish nickel; see nickel) + -ite.]
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niccolite

(ˈnɪkəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a copper-coloured mineral consisting of nickel arsenide in hexagonal crystalline form, occurring associated with copper and silver ores: a source of nickel. Formula: NiAs. Also called: nickeline
[C19: from New Latin niccolum nickel + -ite1]
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nic•co•lite

(ˈnɪk əˌlaɪt)

n.
a copper-red metallic mineral, nickel arsenide, NiAs.
[1865–70; < New Latin niccol(um) nickel + -ite1]
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The mineralisation occurs as Co-Fe-Ni Arsenides, argentite, niccolite and native Silver.
In 1751 he discovered the element nickel (in niccolite).