Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pale green or apple-green mineral, (Ni, Mg)3Si2O5(OH)4, used as a gemstone and as an important nickel ore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A green nickel ore found in fissures of weathered ultramafic rocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An amorphous mineral of apple-green color; a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesia. It is an important ore of nickel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesium, occurring massive and of an apple-green color in New Caledonia. It is an important ore of nickel. A similar mineral occurs in Oregon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel

Etymologies

After Jules Garnier, 19th-century French geologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Jules Garnier, its discoverer, and -ite. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The second, the garnierite or "lateritic" type of nickel ores, is somewhat more common and is represented by the deposits of New

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • Noumeite and garnierite are hydrated silicates of nickel and magnesia.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

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    Rational Review

  • (particularly pentlandite, but also millerite, niccolite, and others), which are found at Sudbury intergrown with the iron and copper sulphides, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite; and the hydrated nickel-magnesium silicates (garnierite and genthite), which are products of weathering.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

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