from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hydrated ferric oxid, Fe2O3.2H2O, which occurs in fine needles or fibers, also as an ocher, of a golden-yellow to brown or red color.
- noun Same as
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The ores in question have various local names: brown haematite (xanthosiderite), limonite, pea ore, conglomerate ore, minette (iron ooliths), sea ore, bog ore, stilpnosiderite, yellow clay ironstone, yellow ochre.