garnierite

[ gahr-nee-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈgɑr ni əˌraɪt /
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noun

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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garnierite

/ (ˈɡɑːnɪəˌraɪt) /

noun

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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