Taconite meaning

tăkə-nīt
A variety of chert containing magnetite and hematite, mined as an iron ore.
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An iron-bearing chert containing from 25 to 35 percent hematite and magnetite: it is a low-grade iron ore that is pelletized for blast-furnace reduction.
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A low-grade flint-like iron ore containing 20-30% iron.
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Origin of taconite

  • After the Taconic (Mountains)

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