aguilarite

noun
agui·​lar·​ite | \ ˌä-gə-ˈlär-ˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of aguilarite

: a mineral consisting of silver selenide-sulfide Ag4SeS (hardness 2, specific gravity 7.59)

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First Known Use of aguilarite

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aguilarite

P. Aguilar, flourished 1892 Mexican mine superintendent + English -ite

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“Aguilarite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aguilarite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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