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