Definition of Sperrylite

1. n. An arsenide of platinum occuring in grains and minute isometric crystals of tin-white color. It is found near Sudbury, Ontario Canada, and is the only known compound of platinum occuring in nature.



Definition of Sperrylite

1. Noun. (minerology) An isometric-diploidal tin white mineral containing arsenic and platinum. ¹

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Definition of Sperrylite

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Medical Definition of Sperrylite

1. An arsenide of platinum occuring in grains and minute isometric crystals of tin-white colour. It is found near Sudbury, Ontario Canada, and is the only known compound of platinum occuring in nature. Origin: Named after F. L. Sperry, who discovered it. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sperrylite

speromagnetic
speronara
sperre
sperred
sperres
sperring
sperrylite (current term)
sperrylites
sperse
spersed
sperses
spersing
sperst
sperthe
sperthes
spertiniite
spesh
speshul
spessartine
spessartines
spessartite

Literary usage of Sperrylite

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1. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"... crystalline precipitate of potassium chloroplatinate is obtained by adding potassium chloride. sperrylite (named after Mr. Sperry of Sudbury, Ontario). ..."

2. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrography from the Laboratories of the by Samuel Lewis Penfield, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1901)
"ON THE CRYSTALLINE FORM OF sperrylite. BY SL PENFIELD. (From Amer. Jour. Sci., 1889, vol. 37, pp. 71-78.) THE crystalline form of ..."

3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1899)
"sperrylite, Occurrence of, in North Carolina. Found in nugget-like masses and cubo- ^ E- Bidden. Am. Jour. Sci., 4, 6: octahedral crystals, with rounded ..."

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