A mineral of Dolomite group in which some of the Magnesium is replaced by Iron, and Manganese. Ankerite was first recognized as a unique mineral by W. von Haidinger in 1835. Deposits are often found with Siderite in iron-ore.
Synonyms and Related Terms
brown-spar; pearl-spar; bitter-spar; ankerite (Port.)
Physical and Chemical Properties
Color is white, gray, yellow-brown, or reddish-brown.
|Composition||Ca(Fe, Mg, Mn)(CO3)2|
Resources and Citations
- Mindata.org: [==Resources and Citations== Ankerite]
- Jose Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009, submitted information.