Definition of Ankerite

1. n. A mineral closely related to dolomite, but containing iron.



Definition of Ankerite

1. Noun. (minerology) Any of a group of mixed carbonate minerals, principally of calcium with iron, magnesium and manganese. ¹

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Definition of Ankerite

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ankerite

1. A mineral closely related to dolomite, but containing iron. Origin: So called from Prof. Anker of Austria: cf. F. Ankerite, G. Ankerit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ankerite

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ankangite
anker
ankerite (current term)
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Literary usage of Ankerite

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1. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"The more common alterations of ankerite and ... The volume changes are in the same direction, and the physical conditions under which ankerite and ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1863)
"FTC ankerite. A variety of dolomite, CO'CaMg, in which the magnesium is partly replaced by iron and manganese. According to Berthier (Pogg. Ann. xiv. ..."

3. Rock Minerals, Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1906)
"Small amounts of the elements may also be present. ankerite or brown spar is an iron-bearing dolomite. Normal ankerite is ..."

4. The Geology of Worcester, Massachusetts by Joseph Hartshorn Perry, Benjamin Kendall Emerson (1903)
"It may be the mineral ankerite. From this it appears that manganese is quite widely distributed through the granite of this hill. This mineral area does not ..."

5. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"ankerite, cCa,Mg,Fe,Mn)C03, III R. Closely resembles dolomite, but becomes rusty on weathering. Compare also Magnesite above, sometimes cleavable: in ..."

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