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  • n. A sulfosalt mineral occurring with cryolite in Greenland.

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  • Mineral named for its composition (ARgentum, CUprum, and BISmuth). The chemical composition is Ag6CuBiS4. One wonders why the author of this name left out reference to sulfur, the 4th element of the composition.

    June 2, 2010