Definitions for pyrrhotiteˈpɪr əˌtaɪt
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pyrrhotite, pyrrhotine, magnetic pyrites(noun)
a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties
A weakly magnetic ferrous sulfide mineral, FeS.
a bronze-colored mineral, of metallic luster. It is a sulphide of iron, and is remarkable for being attracted by the magnet. Called also magnetic pyrites
Origin: [Gr. flame-colored, fr. fire.]
Pyrrhotite is an unusual iron sulfide mineral with a variable iron content: FeS. The FeS endmember is known as troilite. Pyrrhotite is also called magnetic pyrite because the color is similar to pyrite and it is weakly magnetic. The magnetism increases as the iron content decreases, and the troilite is non-magnetic.
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