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stannite (ˈstænaɪt Pronunciation for stannite



  1. a grey metallic mineral that consists of a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron and is a source of tin. Formula: Cu2FeSnS4

Word Origin

C19: from stannum + -ite1

Example Sentences Including 'stannite'

Occurs in nature as cassiterite, stannite and tealite; abundance in earth's crust is 6mg per kg.
Mervyn, Leonard Thorsons' Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals


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