Meaning of algodonite in English:

algodonite

Pronunciation /alˈɡɒdənʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A grey mineral of metallic appearance, consisting of copper arsenide.

    Chemical formula: Cu₆As. Crystal system: hexagonal.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Algodones, the name of a silver mine near Coquimbo, Chile, where the mineral was discovered + -ite.