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i·ron·stone

 (ī′ərn-stōn′)
n.
1. A hard white pottery.
2. A rock containing enough iron to permit commercial extraction; an iron ore.

ironstone

(ˈaɪənˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Geological Science) any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
2. (Ceramics) Also called: ironstone china a tough durable earthenware

i•ron•stone

(ˈaɪ ərnˌstoʊn)

n.
1. any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
2. Also called i′ronstone chi′na. a hard white stoneware.
[1515–25]

ironstone

Hard, white pottery introduced by C J Mason in the nineteenth century.
Translations

ironstone

[ˈaɪənˌstəʊn] N (= china) → porcelana f resistente

ironstone

[ˈaɪənstəʊn] nminerale m di ferro
References in classic literature ?
In Cypher's she belonged--in the bacon smoke, the cabbage perfume, the grand, Wagnerian chorus of hurled ironstone china and rattling casters.
In the Cerrado savanna in central Brazil, which occupies ~2 million [km.sup.2], plinthites and ironstones occur in soils formed from many parent materials and at various landscape settings.
With pedogenic time, illites derived from shale gravels became part of the soil fabric and they were later incorporated into plinthites and ironstones, which eventually became the black magnetic, non-magnetic and earthy gravels.
These patterns suggest that the genesis of magnetic minerals in ironstones can be favoured by relatively coarse soil matrices, perhaps because they allow for faster oxygenation or higher temperatures during burning.
Although the impregnation of these platy and quartzite gravels by Fe, Mn and Al oxides can lead to their misnaming as ironstones and to erroneous interpretation of soil-formation processes, they can be macroscopically identified correctly by the platy shape or mostly white core (quartzite gravels).
Ironstone, in conjunction with HATCH, has developed an enhanced direct reduced iron and segregation technology, originally developed on a lab scale by the Alberta Research Council, for beneficiating ubiquitous oolitic ironstones into iron metallics and extracting by-products such as vanadium pentoxide and other economic minerals.
Alberta, Canada, Sep 18, 2013 - (ABN Newswire) - Ironstone Resources Ltd., a private Alberta-based minerals exploration and development company, is focused on commercial development of its iron and vanadium polymetallic deposit in Clear Hills, Alberta, situated approximately 500kms northwest of Edmonton.
Ironstone has diamond cored 230 holes in several drilling programs, and has brought the deposit into NI 43-101 compliance.