siderite


1sid·er·ite

noun \ˈsi-də-ˌrīt\

Definition of SIDERITE

:  a native ferrous carbonate FeCO3 that is a valuable iron ore

Origin of SIDERITE

German Siderit, from Greek sidēros iron
First Known Use: 1850

2siderite

noun

Definition of SIDERITE

:  a nickel-iron meteorite

First Known Use of SIDERITE

1875

siderite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Iron carbonate (FeCO), a widespread carbonate mineral that can be an ore of iron. The mineral commonly occurs in thin beds with shales, clay, or coal seams (as sedimentary deposits) and in hydrothermal metallic veins (as gangue, or waste rock).

Variants of SIDERITE

siderite or chalybite

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