from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native sulphid of silver and antimony, a mineral of iron-black color and metallic luster.

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

  • noun (Min.) A sulphide of antimony and silver of an iron-black color and metallic luster; called also black silver, and brittle silver ore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A sulfide mineral of silver and antimony


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  • It also occurs combined with sulphur (as in argentite), with sulphur and antimony (as in stephanite or brittle silver ore, and in pyrargyrite or ruby silver), and with copper, sulphur, antimony, and arsenic, as in polybasite.

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

  • "ruby silver," stephanite or "black silver," and polybasite; the silver-arsenic sulphides, proustite or "light ruby silver" and pearcite; and the silver antimonide, dyscrasite.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The ordination formula is: "N. has been set apart, consecrated, and perfected to the work of the diaconate [or of the presbyterate] to the Levitical and stephanite Office [or for the office of the Aaronic priesthood], in the Name, etc.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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