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ankerite

[ang-kuh-rahyt] /ˈæŋ kəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a carbonate mineral related to dolomite but with iron replacing part of the magnesium.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist; see -ite1
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  • The veins are usually zoned with sulfides on the walls and a center of comb quartz and ankerite.
  • Hornblende quartz monzonite is commonly altered to chlorite-ankerite-sericite with or without pyrite.
  • High levels of magnesium, which are common, probably derive from ankerite.
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ankerite

/ˈæŋkəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a greyish to brown mineral that resembles dolomite and consists of a carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)CO3
Word Origin
C19: named after M. J. Anker (died 1843), Austrian mineralogist
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