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smalt·ite(smôl′tīt′) also smalt·ine (smôl′tĭn, -tēn′)
A white to silver-gray mineral, (Co,Ni)As3, that is an important ore of cobalt.
(Minerals) a silver-white to greyish mineral consisting chiefly of cobalt arsenide with nickel in cubic crystalline form. It occurs in veins associated with silver, nickel, and copper minerals, and is an important ore of cobalt and nickel. Formula: (Co,Ni)As3-x
[C19: from smalt + -ite1]
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|Noun||1.||smaltite - a grey mineral consisting of cobalt arsenide and nickel; an important source of cobalt and nickel|
atomic number 27, cobalt, Co - a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
atomic number 28, Ni, nickel - a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition