Pyrites

Definition of Pyrites

Py`ri´tes
n.1.(Min.) A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color.
Arsenical pyrites
arsenopyrite.
Auriferous pyrites
See under Auriferous.
Capillary pyrites
millerite.
Common pyrites
isometric iron disulphide; pyrite.
Hair pyrites
millerite.
Iron pyrites
See Pyrite.
Magnetic pyrites
pyrrhotite.
Tin pyrites
stannite.
White iron pyrites
orthorhombic iron disulphide; marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites, etc.
Yellow pyrites
the sulphide of copper and iron; chalcopyrite.

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sulfide, sulphide
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