Definition of Limonite. Meaning of Limonite. Synonyms of Limonite

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Definition of Limonite

Limonite
Limonite Li"mon*ite (l[imac]"m[o^]n*[imac]t), n. [Gr. leimw`n any moist grassy place, a meadow : cf. F. limonite, G. limonit.] (Min.) Hydrous sesquioxide of iron, an important ore of iron, occurring in stalactitic, mammillary, or earthy forms, of a dark brown color, and yellowish brown powder. It includes bog iron. Also called brown hematite.

Meaning of Limonite from wikipedia

- Limonite (/ˈlaɪmənaɪt/) is an iron ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated iron(III) oxide-hydroxides in varying composition. The generic formula is frequently...
- oxide-hydroxide, known as limonite, which gives them a yellow colour. Yellow ochre, FeO(OH)·nH 2O, is a hydrated iron hydroxide (limonite) also called gold ochre...
- yellow ochre and umber, sienna is a clay containing iron oxide, called limonite, which in its natural state has a yellowish colour. In addition to iron...
- quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have mostly turned into limonite. Tiger iron is an altered rock composed chiefly of tiger's eye, red jasper...
- readily oxidizes to limonite. When it is partially or fully oxidized to limonite, the green color becomes a yellowish-brown. Limonite is opaque under the...
- curve of a limonite vug Example of open space in a vug allowing the formation of crystallized minerals Apple green pyromorphite cluster on limonite matrix...
- Gold vein stockwork in limonite, from Gold Flake Vein, Farncomb Hill, Breckenridge Mining District, Summit County, Colorado, USA...
- 72.4% Fe), hematite (Fe 2O 3, 69.9% Fe), goethite (FeO(OH), 62.9% Fe), limonite (FeO(OH)·n(H2O), 55% Fe) or siderite (FeCO3, 48.2% Fe). Ores containing...
- kleinite, moschelite, kadyrelite, kuzminite, chursinite, kelyanite, calcite, limonite and various clay minerals. The type locality is Mosc****andsburg, Alsenz-Obermoschel...
- surface it oxidises to insoluble compounds such as goethite FeO(OH) and limonite, forming a porous covering to the oxidized zone known as gossan or iron...
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