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ˈsɪd əˌraɪtsiderite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. siderite, chalybite(noun)

    iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate

  2. siderite(noun)

    a meteorite consisting principally of nickel and iron


  1. siderite(Noun)

    , a widespread brown mineral, FeCO, having the structure of calcite

  2. siderite(Noun)

    an iron meteorite

Webster Dictionary

  1. Siderite(noun)

    carbonate of iron, an important ore of iron occuring generally in cleavable masses, but also in rhombohedral crystals. It is of a light yellowish brown color. Called also sparry iron, spathic iron

  2. Siderite(noun)

    a meteorite consisting solely of metallic iron

  3. Siderite(noun)

    an indigo-blue variety of quartz

  4. Siderite(noun)

    formerly, magnetic iron ore, or loadstone

  5. Siderite(noun)

    any plant of the genus Sideritis; ironwort

  6. Origin: [L. sideritis loadstone, Gr. , , of iron, from iron.]


  1. Siderite

    Siderite is a mineral composed of iron carbonate. It takes its name from the Greek word σίδηρος sideros, “iron”. It is a valuable iron mineral, since it is 48% iron and contains no sulfur or phosphorus. Both magnesium and manganese commonly substitute for the iron. Siderite has Mohs hardness of 3.75-4.25, a specific gravity of 3.96, a white streak and a vitreous lustre or pearly luster. Its crystals belong to the hexagonal system, and are rhombohedral in shape, typically with curved and striated faces. It also occurs in masses. Color ranges from yellow to dark brown or black, the latter being due to the presence of manganese. Siderite is commonly found in hydrothermal veins, and is associated with barite, fluorite, galena, and others. It is also a common diagenetic mineral in shales and sandstones, where it sometimes forms concretions. In sedimentary rocks, siderite commonly forms at shallow burial depths and its elemental composition is often related to the depositional environment of the enclosing sediments. In addition, a number of recent studies have used the oxygen isotopic composition of sphaerosiderite as a proxy for the isotopic composition of meteoric water shortly after deposition.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Siderite

    sid′ėr-īt, n. the lodestone: native iron protocarbonate—also Chalybite, Spathic or Sparry iron, Junckerite. [L. sideritis, the lodestone—Gr. sidēritēs, of iron—sidēros, iron.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of siderite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of siderite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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