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pyrargyrite

[pahy-rahr-juh-rahyt] /paɪˈrɑr dʒəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a blackish mineral, silver antimony sulfide, AgSbS 3 , showing, when transparent, a deep ruby-red color by transmitted light; ruby silver: an ore of silver.
Origin of pyrargyrite
1840-1850
1840-50; pyr- + Greek árgyr(on) silver + -ite1
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pyrargyrite

/paɪˈrɑːdʒɪˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a dark red to black mineral consisting of silver antimony sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form: occurs in silver veins and is an important ore of silver. Formula: Ag3SbS3
Word Origin
C19: from German Pyrargyrit, from pyro- + Greek arguros silver
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