garnierite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garnierite a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garnierite (Min) An amorphous mineral of apple-green color; a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesia. It is an important ore of nickel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garnierite A hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesium, occurring massive and of an apple-green color in New Caledonia. It is an important ore of nickel. A similar mineral occurs in Oregon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after the French geologist Garnier,