chalybite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chalybite iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chalybite (Min) Native iron carbonate; -- usually called siderite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalybite Native iron protocarbonate, FeCO3. Also called spathic or sparry iron ore, or siderite. See siderite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chalybite kal′i-bīt native iron protocarbonate—siderite.
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Usage

In literature:

It is rhombohedral in crystallization and isomorphous with calcite and chalybite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The crystallographic and physical characters resemble those of dolomite and chalybite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
They are often impure, and their iron may be present as haematite or as chalybite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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