Definition of rickardite in English:

rickardite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of copper telluride, found as brittle, metallic, purplish-red masses.

Origin

Early 20th century. From the name of Thomas A. Rickard, United States mining engineer, who brought the mineral to the attention of W. E. Ford + -ite.

Pronunciation

rickardite

/ˈrɪkɑːdʌɪt/