Definition of arsenopyrite in English:



mass noun
  • A silvery-grey mineral consisting of an arsenide and sulphide of iron and cobalt.

    • ‘Pseudomorphs of marcasite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrargyrite, magnetite, and quartz after pyrrhotite have been reported.’
    • ‘Iron and copper sulfides of this region are predominately pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, bornite, and marcasite.’
    • ‘Minerals such as wolframite, arsenopyrite, fluorite, and quartz are well known from this mine.’
    • ‘There were shops full of green and purple fluorite, ferberite and arsenopyrite, and spessartine and stibnite.’
    • ‘One quick stop was made at the abandoned New First of May mine, where on the ore pile we found galena, pyrite, arsenopyrite, and fluorite.’