Definition of nevyanskite in English:


(also Nevjanskite, Nevyanskite)

Pronunciation /nɛˈvjanskʌɪt/ /nɪˈvjanskʌɪt/


rare Mineralogy
  • A variety of iridosmine containing about 35 to 50 per cent osmium.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Newjanskit from Newjansk, German transliteration of Nevyansk, the name of a town in Russia (Russian Nev′jansk), near to which the mineral was found + -it.