A mineral consisting chiefly of iron carbonate – 2017

a mineral consisting chiefly of iron carbonate

siderite

Also called chalybite. a common mineral, iron carbonate, FeCO 3, usually occurring in yellowish to deep-brown cleavable masses: a minor ore of iron.

siderite
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1. (Minerals) Also called: chalybite a pale yellow to brownish-black mineral consisting chiefly of iron carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form. It occurs mainly in ore veins and sedimentary rocks and is an important source of iron. Formula: FeCO3

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