- a carbonate mineral related to dolomite but with iron replacing part of the magnesium.
Origin of ankerite
1835–45; named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist; see -ite1
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- a greyish to brown mineral that resembles dolomite and consists of a carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO 3
Word Origin for ankerite
C19: named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist
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