Origin of chalybite
1855–60; < Greek chalyb- (stem of chályps) iron, also iron-worker, member of the Chalybes, a tribe of Asia Minor noted for their blacksmiths + -ite1
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They are often impure, and their iron may be present as haematite or as chalybite.
The crystallographic and physical characters resemble those of dolomite and chalybite.
Chalybite, kal′i-bīt, n. native iron protocarbonate—siderite.
Chalybite, which is carbonate of iron, is an ore of great importance.
All carbonates are soluble with effervescence in dilute acids; some, such as chalybite and magnesite, require the aid of heat.
- another name for siderite (def. 1)
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