Definition of mawsonite in English:

mawsonite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A tetragonal sulphide of copper, tin, and iron, Cu₆Fe₂ 3+Sn4+S₈, which is typically found as small, brownish-orange inclusions in bornite.

Origin

1960s. From the name of Sir Douglas Mawson, English-born Australian geologist + -ite.

Pronunciation

mawsonite

/ˈmɔːsənʌɪt/