Spathic Iron Ore.—Carbonate of iron, when found in a comparatively pure and crystallized state, is known as spathic or sparry.
In cooling, one exhibits a sparry, crystalline structure, the other that of clay.
I should like to live in a sparry grot, and sleep upon a couch of sweet leaves!'
Its bed is rough above, and it bursts forth from its cavern in dazzling foam, and falls in one sparry sheet to the gulf.
The compact carbonate of iron has no relation externally with the sparry variety.
Stamped and washed carbonate of iron (sparry iron ore) is now added, in the proportion of about 10 per cent.
Or the mineral may have been sparry iron ore, which is readily converted into steel.
Cliffs of sparry limestone rise in the rear of the site we had selected, to an elevation of near three hundred feet.