Definition of garnierite in English:


Line breaks: gar¦nier|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːnɪərʌɪt
, gɑːˈnɪərʌɪt/


[mass noun]
  • A bright green amorphous mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of nickel and magnesium.
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    • The most common ores of nickel are pentlandite, pyrrhotite, and garnierite.
    • In some locations they may form major deposits, as in the case of garnierite, a major nickel ore.
    • Nickel is found in many ores as sulfides, arsenides, antimonides & oxides or silicates; chief sources include chalcopyrite; others are pyrrhotite, pentlandite, garnierite, niccolite, millerite.


1875: named after Jules Garnier (1839–1904), French geologist.

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