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kermesite

[kur-mee-zahyt, -muh-sahyt, kur-mes-ahyt] /ˈkɜr miˌzaɪt, -məˌsaɪt, kɜrˈmɛs aɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, antimony oxysulfide, Sb 2 S 2 O, occurring usually in tufts of red capillary crystals.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; kermes + -ite1
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  • Distinctly reddish kermesite, an oxidation product of stibnite, frequently covers the stibnite blades.

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