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sid·er·ite

 (sĭd′ə-rīt′)
n.
1. An ore of iron, FeCO3.
2. A meteorite consisting mainly of iron and nickel.

sid′er·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

siderite

(ˈsaɪdəˌraɪt)
n
1. (Minerals) 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: FeCO3
2. (Astronomy) a meteorite consisting principally of metallic iron
sideritic adj

sid•er•ite

(ˈsɪd əˌraɪt)

n.
1. a brown or yellow mineral, iron carbonate, FeCO3.
2. a meteorite consisting almost entirely of iron.
[1845–50; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -ite1]
sid`er•it′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siderite - iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
2.siderite - a meteorite consisting principally of nickel and iron
meteorite - stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
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It is lithologically represented by brownish-gray clays with jarosite tarnish and inter-layers of gray, fine-grained sandstones, and by marlaceous and sideritic concretions.
The raw material, a black palaeozoic bituminous sideritic claystone, comes from the Kounov coal seam, which outcrops in an area about 7 x I kin.
It is lithologically represented by brownish, brownish-gray clays with jarosite tarnish and inter-layers of gray, fine-grained sandstones, and by marlaceous and sideritic concretions.