/kal'euh vair"uyt/, n.
a silver-white mineral, gold telluride, AuTe2, containing a little silver: an ore of gold.
[1865-70, Amer.; Calaver(as), county in California where first found + -ITE1]

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      a gold telluride mineral (AuTe2) that is a member of the krennerite group of sulfides and perhaps a structurally altered form (paramorph) of krennerite (q.v.); it generally contains some silver replacing gold. Calaverite is most commonly found in veins that have formed at low temperatures, as in sites at Kalgoorlie, Australia; Cripple Creek, Colo.; and Calaveras county, Calif., for which it is named. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system. For detailed physical properties, see sulfide mineral (table).

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