pyrargyrite

noun
pyr·​ar·​gy·​rite | \ pīˈrärjəˌrīt, pə̇ˈr- \
plural -s

Definition of pyrargyrite

: a silver antimony sulfide Ag3SbS3 that is isomorphous with proustite, occurs in rhombohedral crystals or massive, and has a dark-red or black color with a metallic adamantine luster

called also dark red silver ore, ruby silver

History and Etymology for pyrargyrite

German pyrargyrit, from pyr- + argyr- + -it -ite

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“Pyrargyrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrargyrite. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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