garnierite

noun
gar·​ni·​er·​ite | \ ˈgär-nē-ə-ˌrīt How to pronounce garnierite (audio) \

Definition of garnierite

: a soft mineral consisting of hydrous nickel magnesium silicate and constituting an important ore of nickel

First Known Use of garnierite

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garnierite

Jules Garnier †1904 French geologist

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“Garnierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garnierite. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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