Definition of pyrargyrite in English:

pyrargyrite

Line breaks: pyr|ar¦gyr|ite
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɑːdʒɪrʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A dark reddish-grey mineral consisting of a sulphide of silver and antimony.
    More example sentences
    • Pseudomorphs of marcasite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrargyrite, magnetite, and quartz after pyrrhotite have been reported.
    • Hurst describes the vugs as containing gold, silver, polybasite, pyrargyrite, and tetrahedrite.
    • The primary ore mineral was pyrargyrite, and much of the ore ran 500-5,000 ounces of silver per ton.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek puro- (from pur 'fire') + arguros 'silver' + -ite1.

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