Definition of enargite in English:

enargite

noun

  • A dark gray mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper and arsenic.

    ‘Other possible occurrences include porphyry copper deposits that contain enargite at depth, such as Chuquicamata, Chile.’
    • ‘Near the end of its operation, mine personnel recovered exceptional gold in bright, medium yellow masses and splotches on chertlike, vuggy quartz and associated with sulfides, including enargite.’

Pronunciation

enargite

/enˈärjit/ /ɛnˈɑrdʒɪt/ /ˌenərˈjit/ /ˌɛnərˈdʒɪt/

Origin

Mid 19th century from Greek enargēs ‘clear’(referring to evident cleavage) + -ite.