from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A selenide of silver and lead, occurring rarely in cubical crystals, also granular, and in thin plates of iron-black color and brilliant metallic luster.
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"Well, sometimes selenium is found in combination with metals, in the form of selenides, the more important minerals of that kind being eucharite, crooksite, clausthalite, naumannite and zorgite --"
Mineralogical analysis shows that silver is contained, partly or fully, in the silver bearing minerals pyrargyrite, naumannite a directly cyanide soluble silver mineral and selenian miargyrite.
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