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1. An ore of iron, FeCO3.
2. A meteorite consisting mainly of iron and nickel.

sid′er·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
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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
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(ˈsɪd əˌraɪt)

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.
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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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The 2019 Raven trenches covered an area of over 800 m2 and returned multiple scorodite, bismuth and siderite related sulphide vein exposures throughout the trenches.
Quantitatively less important in most soils are Al and Fe phosphates, siderite, schwertmannite and Fe sulfides (Postma 1980; Prietzel et al.
It took us five weeks to remove all the bones, which were encased in large blocks of the mineral siderite, and transport them back to our lab in Cambridgeshire on a lorry for excavation.
Nonetheless, this result shows that the coinjection of S[O.sub.2] is favorable to the formation of pyrite by consuming [Fe.sup.2+] instead of siderite (Table 4).
CS was calcined at 850[degrees]C and contained >50% smectite, ~25% calcite, ~8% kaolinite, 4% quartz, 3% siderite, and 1% pyrite.
There are seven phases detected, siderite [FeC[O.sub.3]], magnetite [[Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4]],goethite [FeO(OH)], calcite [CaC[O.sub.3]], quartz [Si[O.sub.2]], dolomite [CaMg(CO3)2], and calcium chloride hydroxide hydrate [Ca[Cl.sub.2]-Ca[(OH).sub.2]-[H.sub.2]O].
The components also include illite, illite-montmorillonite mixed layer, and a small amount of chlorite, siderite, pyrite, and other minerals.
Available data indicate that the Fe isotope composition of single magnetite in BIFs is the highest ([delta][sup.56]Fe = 3.15[per thousand]), whereas that of single siderite is the lowest ([delta][sup.56]Fe = -2.05[per thousand]) [31].
Slagging in furnace is mostly associated with iron sulphides, siderite or calcite (Creelman and Ward, 1996).