Garnierite meaning

gärnē-ə-rīt
A pale green or apple-green mineral, (Ni, Mg)3 Si2 O5 (OH)4 , used as a gemstone and as an important nickel ore.
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A green, soft, amorphous mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, (Ni, Mg)3 Si2O5(OH)4, that is an ore of nickel and is used as a gem.
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Origin of garnierite

  • After Jules Garnier , 19th-century French geologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Jules Garnier, its discoverer, and -ite.

    From Wiktionary