Ilsemannite

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Description

A blue-black mineral used as a blue earth pigment in the mid-19th century. Ilsemannite is most likely composed of a complex oxide of molybdenum (Harley 1982)

Synonyms and Related Terms

molybdenum blue; blue carmine

Additional Information

R.Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982.