Definitions

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  • n. A mineral form of gold telluride AuTe2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bronze-yellow massive mineral with metallic luster; a telluride of gold; -- first found in Calaveras County California.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rare tellurid of gold, occurring massive, of a bronze-yellow color and metallic luster, first found in Calaveras county, California.

Etymologies

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calaver +‎ -ite

Examples

  • The most common gold telluride mineral is called calaverite (AuTe2).

    Tellurium

  • A small part of the world's supply is obtained from the gold-silver tellurides -- calaverite, sylvanite, krennerite, and petzite.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The weight of the gold extracted from the ore calaverite (Calaveras County, California) might be expressed in troy weight, after Troyes, France, a mercantile center where weight standards were established.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 4

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