from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, steel-gray isometric telluride mineral generally deposited by hydrothermal activity and usually associated with rare tellurium and gold minerals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A telluride of silver and gold, related to hessite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of hessite, or silver telluride, containing about 20 percent. of gold.


Petz +‎ -ite, after chemist W. Petz. (Wiktionary)


  • 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


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