Silver antimony sulfide

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Common name used for the double sulfide of silver and antimony prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). The mineral form is known as pyrogyrite and it was also called red silver, ruby silver ore and dark red silver ore.

Synonyms and Related Terms

red silver; pyrogyrite

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942