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garnierite

[ gahr-nee-uh-rahyt ]

noun

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


garnierite

/ ˈɡɑːnɪəˌraɪt /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of garnierite1

1875; named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist; -ite 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of garnierite1

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

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Example Sentences

Noumeite and garnierite are hydrated silicates of nickel and magnesia.

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