noun schir·mer·ite \ˈshərməˌrīt\

Definition of schirmerite



  1. :  a mineral PbAg4Bi4S9 consisting of a sulfide of bismuth, silver, and lead

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Origin and Etymology of schirmerite

J. H. L. Schirmer, 19th century American mint superintendent + English -ite

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a brief usually trivial fact

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