Red silver

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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 Pyragyrite and it was also called ruby silver ore and dark red silver ore.

Synonyms and Related Terms

pyragyrite; silver antimony sulfide

Resources and Citations

  • 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