Syl"van*ite (?), n. [So called from Transylvania, where it was first found.] (Min.)

A mineral, a telluride of gold and silver, of a steel-gray, silver- white, or brass-yellow color. It often occurs in implanted crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called graphic tellurium. [Written also silvanite.]

 

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Syl"van*ite (?), n. [Fr. Transylvania, where first found.] (Min.)

A telluride of gold and silver, (Au, Ag)Te2, of a steel gray, silver white, or brass yellow. It often occurs in implanted crystals resembling written characters, and hence is called graphic tellurium. H., 1.5-2. Sp.gr., 7.9-8.3.

 

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