Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An earthy carbonate of iron containing considerable carbonaceous matter, valuable as an iron ore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An earthy carbonate of iron containing considerable carbonaceous matter; -- valuable as an iron ore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining and metallurgy, a kind of iron ore, which consists essentially of carbonate of iron intimately mixed with coal.

Etymologies

black +‎ band (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The blackband ores are confined to the coal measures of the Triassic rocks in Chatham and Moore counties.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

  • Wanley, it is to be feared, lags far behind the times -- painfully so, when one knows for a certainty that the valley upon which it looks conceals treasures of coal, of ironstone -- blackband, to be technical -- and of fireclay.

    Demos

  • The iron trade was in its infancy, and those engaged in it lacked the resources for the acquisition of wealth that were evolved from the discovery of blackband mineral deposits by Mushet, the application of the hot blast by Neilson, and the introduction of other more economical modes of working.

    Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

  • The coal-field continued to be worked until the accidental discovery of the blackband about 1845.

    Industrial Biography

  • Ironstones "(Glasgow, 1861), observes: --" Strange to say, he was leaving behind him, almost as the roof of one of the seams of coal which he worked, a valuable blackband ironstone, upon which Kinneil Iron Works are now founded.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • Mr. Ralph Moore, in his "Papers on the Blackband Ironstones" (Glasgow, 1861), observes: -- "Strange to say, he was leaving behind him, almost as the roof of one of the seams of coal which he worked, a valuable blackband ironstone, upon which Kinneil Iron Works are now founded.

    Industrial Biography

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