noun Etymology: French, from Joseph L. Proust died 1826 French chemist Date: 1835 a mineral that consists of a red sulfide of silver and arsenic and occurs in crystals or massively

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  • Proustite — Catégorie II : sulfures et sulfosels[1] Région de Freiberg, Monts Métallifères, Saxe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Proustite — Proust ite, n. [From the French chemist, J. L. Proust.] (Min.) A sulphide of arsenic and silver of a beautiful cochineal red color, occurring in rhombohedral crystals, and also massive; ruby silver. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proustite — is a sulfosalt mineral consisting of silver sulfarsenide, Ag3AsS3, known also as light red silver or ruby silver ore, and an important source of the metal. It is closely allied to the corresponding sulfantimonide, pyrargyrite, from which it was… …   Wikipedia

  • proustite — ● proustite nom féminin (de J. L. Proust, nom propre) Arséniosulfure naturel d argent, rhomboédrique, de couleur rouge groseille …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • proustite — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proustite — prou·stì·te s.f. TS mineral. minerale di colore grigio a riflessi rossi e lucentezza metallica che cristallizza nel sistema trigonale ed è utilizzato per l estrazione dell argento {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: der. di Proust, nome del… …   Dizionario italiano

  • proustite — prustitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Ag₃AsS₃ atitikmenys: angl. proustite rus. прустит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • proustite — /prooh stuyt/, n. Mineral. a mineral, silver arsenic sulfide, Ag3AsS3, occurring in scarlet crystals and masses: a minor ore of silver; ruby silver. [1825 35; named after J. L. PROUST; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       a sulfosalt mineral, silver… …   Universalium

  • proustite — noun A mineral, AgAsS, often found with pyragyrite in silver veins …   Wiktionary

  • proustite — (prou sti t ) s. f. L arsénio sulfure d argent, qui a été étudié par Proust …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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