a green, soft, amorphous mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, (Ni, Mg)SiO(OH), that is an ore of nickel and is used as a gem
Origin of garnieriteafter J. Garnier, 19th-c. French geologist
A pale green or apple-green mineral, (Ni, Mg)3Si2O5(OH)4, used as a gemstone and as an important nickel ore.
Origin of garnieriteAfter Jules Garnier , 19th-century French geologist
Jules Garnier, its discoverer, and -ite.