siderite

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See also: Siderite and sidérite

English[edit]

Siderite (FECO3)
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Etymology[edit]

Latin sideritis(lodestone), from Ancient Greek σιδηρῖτις(sidērîtis, loadstone).

Noun[edit]

siderite ‎(countable and uncountable, plural siderites)

  1. (uncountable, mineralogy) a widespread brown mineral, FeCO3, having the structure of calcite
  2. (countable) an iron meteorite
  3. An indigo-blue variety of quartz.
  4. (obsolete) magnetic iron ore; lodestone

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External links[edit]

  • siderite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • siderite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016