ankerite


an·ker·ite

noun \ˈaŋ-kə-ˌrīt\

Definition of ANKERITE

:  a yellowish to brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of calcium and iron

Origin of ANKERITE

German Ankerit, from M. J. Anker †1843 Austrian mineralogist
First Known Use: circa 1843

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