wittichenite

wittichenite

[′wid·ə·kə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu3BiS3 A steel gray to tin white, orthorhombic mineral consisting of copper bismuth sulfide; occurs in tabular and massive form.
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Wittichenite has been identified as microscopic masses in ore at the Nikolaevskiy mine.
The source of the bismuth was traced to altered wittichenite exsolved within the bornite of the copper-rich quartz veins.
Copper-bismuth minerals such as emplectite and wittichenite have also been identified as occurring with bornite.