Origin of siderite
Examples from the Web for siderite
Historical Examples of siderite
This compound occurs in nature as siderite, and is a valuable ore.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
Siderite, or spathic iron ore, FeCO3, crystallizes in the rhombohedral system and contains 48.28% of iron.
Their principal iron mineral is hematite, although the English ores also contain considerable iron carbonate or siderite.
The Bilbao ores consist mainly of siderite, which near the surface has altered to large bodies of oxide minerals.
Quartzite (instead of limestone) is an unusual locus of replacement ores, and siderite is an unusual gangue.