- a blackish mineral, silver antimony sulfide, AgSbS3, showing, when transparent, a deep ruby-red color by transmitted light; ruby silver: an ore of silver.
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Pyrargyrite, pī-rar′ji-rīt, n. an ore of silver consisting of the sulphide of silver and antimony.
- 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: Ag 3 SbS 3
C19: from German Pyrargyrit, from pyro- + Greek arguros silver