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spathic iron ore Line breaks: spath¦ic iron ore
Pronunciation: /ˈspaθɪk/

Definition of spathic iron ore in English:


Another term for siderite (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • The district along Sutherland River has a valuable deposit of spathic iron ore.
  • Spongy iron from the reduction of spathic iron ore is heated to redness and steam passed over it.


Mid 19th century: spathic from spath, a rare variant of spar3, + -ic.

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