proustite

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English[edit]

Proustite
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Etymology[edit]

Named after French chemist Joseph L. Proust (1754-1826) in 1832, +‎ -ite.[1]

Noun[edit]

proustite (usually uncountable, plural proustites)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral, Ag3AsS3, often found with pyrargyrite in silver veins.

Further reading[edit]

  • Proustite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • proustite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997