from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, containing, or composed of siderite.
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It turned out that, while the specimen was quite obviously a sauropod cervical vertebra, it had been discovered encased within a hard sideritic matrix, and literally years of careful preparation had been required to prep it out.
The specimen is preserved in a large, well-cemented sideritic concretion and is consequently only partly crushed.
Circling Alpha Centauri A near the middle of those asteroids called the Serpent Swarm, it was originally a chondritic body with a sideritic component giving it more structural strength than is usual for that kind.
The black rims typically range from 5 to 10 microns in thickness and are composed primarily of nanophase magnetite embedded in a matrix of Mg-bearing sideritic carbonate while the white bands, typically 10 to