What is another word for realgar?

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[ ɹˈi͡əlɡə], [ ɹˈi‍əlɡə], [ ɹ_ˈiə_l_ɡ_ə]

Realgar, also known as ruby sulphur, is a reddish-orange mineral that has been used for thousands of years in various applications. It is primarily found in volcanic hot springs and has a distinctive arsenic smell when heated or crushed. Some synonyms for realgar include ruby sulphur, ruby orpiment, red arsenic, red orpiment, and king's yellow. Realgar has been traditionally used as a pigment in art, as well as in Chinese medicine to treat various ailments. However, it is important to note that realgar is toxic and should not be ingested or inhaled without proper precautions and medical supervision.

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Realgar is a sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the tetragonal system. The mineral is named for the realgar mining district near Mount Blanc, in the French Alps. The impure form of the mineral realgar lichtermanite is used as a pigment.

Realgar is a silver-gray mineral that forms needle-like crystals. It is usually found in vugs and cavities in granite, limestone, and dolomite rocks. It also forms small crusts and round nodules. Because of its poor cleavage, realgar is not often found in large crystals.

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