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  1. a mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, occurring in earthy, green masses: an important ore of nickel.
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Origin of garnierite

1875; named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist; see -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • Noumeite and garnierite are hydrated silicates of nickel and magnesia.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

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British Dictionary definitions for garnierite


  1. a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate: a source of nickel
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Word Origin

C19: named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist
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