greenockite definition

  • noun:
    • A yellow to brown or purple mineral, CdS, truly the only ore of cadmium.
    • an unusual cadmium mineral that is made from cadmium sulfide in crystalline kind.
    • Native cadmium sulphide, a mineral occurring in yellow hexagonal crystals, also as an earthy incrustation.
    • Native cadmium sulphid, a rare mineral happening in hemimorphic hexagonal crystals of a honey-yellow or orange-yellow color, and also as a pulverulent incrustation on sphalerite.
    • ore of cadmium; an unusual yellow mineral composed of cadmium sulphide in crystalline type

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