plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Pyrargyrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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