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Blende   Listen
noun
Blende  n.  (Min.)
(a)
A mineral, called also sphalerite, and by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack. It is a zinc sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or black, and its luster resinous.
(b)
A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic luster.






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Words linked to "Blende" :   mineral, atomic number 81, zinc blende, thallium, indium, sphalerite, in, Tl, atomic number 49



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