from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cerargyrite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See cerargyrite.

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  • noun Alternative form of cerargyrite.


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  • Of the metalliferous minerals containing chlorine, kerargyrite, or horn silver (AgCl), and atacamite, an oxychloride of copper (CuCl_ {2}. 3Cu (HO) _ {2}.) are the most important.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • Chloride of silver occurs native as horn silver or kerargyrite.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • Leadville ore bodies are sometimes themselves excavated into chambers, which has been advanced as proof of the falsity of the theory here advocated, has no bearing on the question, as in the process of oxidation of ores which were certainly once sulphides, there has been much change of place as well as character; currents of water have flowed through them which have collected and redeposited the cerusite in sheets of "hard carbonate" or "sand carbonate," and have elsewhere produced accumulations of kerargyrite, perhaps thousands of years after the deposition of the sulphide ores had ceased and the oxidation had begun.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884


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