Also called chalybite. a common mineral, iron carbonate, FeCO3, usually occurring in yellowish to deep-brown cleavable masses: a minor ore of iron.
a meteorite consisting almost entirely of metallic minerals.
- sid·er·it·ic [sid-uh-rit-ik], /ˌsɪd əˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use siderite in a sentence
As the crab decayed, surrounded by mud and not much oxygen, that siderite coated the crab’s body, allowing it and its fragile brain structure to be preserved.How fossilization preserved a 310-million-year-old horseshoe crab’s brain | Rebecca Dzombak | August 20, 2021 | Science News
Only several environments capable of producing siderite concretions in the rock record have been identified so far, but the sites could be practical targets for future fossil searches.How fossilization preserved a 310-million-year-old horseshoe crab’s brain | Rebecca Dzombak | August 20, 2021 | Science News
This siderite is specially interesting on account of its distinctly metallic character.The Story of the Heavens | Robert Stawell Ball
This is one of the ordinary stony meteorites, and is thus contrasted with the Rowton siderite which we have just been considering.The Story of the Heavens | Robert Stawell Ball
Carbonate of Iron, or siderite, occurs in a few localities, the ore produced in Ohio being almost wholly of this kind.Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
When the network of metal is more or less disconnected the meteorite is a meso-siderite.Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
Chalybite, kal′i-bīt, n. native iron protocarbonate—siderite.
British Dictionary definitions for siderite
Also called: chalybite a pale yellow to brownish-black mineral consisting chiefly of iron carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form. It occurs mainly in ore veins and sedimentary rocks and is an important source of iron. Formula: FeCO 3
a meteorite consisting principally of metallic iron
- sideritic (ˌsaɪdəˈrɪtɪk), adjective
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