- a mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, occurring in earthy, green masses: an important ore of nickel.
Origin of garnierite
1875; named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist; see -ite1
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Noumeite and garnierite are hydrated silicates of nickel and magnesia.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
- a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate: a source of nickel
Word Origin for garnierite
C19: named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist
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