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Siderite can be found growing in sedimentary and hydrothermal environments

Chemical Formula: Fe(CO3)
Other names: Iron carbonate
Layman's explanation: Siderite was found by a man named Haidinger in 1845. The word Siderite is derived from the word Sideros, meaning iron in Greek. Siderite is found in many different places all over the world: the United States, Australia, Germany, Peru, and Greenland to name a few. This mineral is used mostly in North America and Germany. Properties of siderite are as follows: it is a carbonate of iron, has a hexagonal crystal structure, has the color grayish-brown when crystals are large, and has the color orange-yellow when crystals are small.
Keywords: rhombohedron, calcite, Mineral

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