Definition of Smithsonite

1. n. Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown color. See Note under Calamine.



Definition of Smithsonite

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral form of zinc carbonate, ZnCO3, mined as an ore of zinc or as an ornamental stone. ¹

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Definition of Smithsonite

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Medical Definition of Smithsonite

1. Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown colour. See Note under Calamine. See: Smithsonian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smithsonite

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smithsonite (current term)
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Literary usage of Smithsonite

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1. A Treatise on Ore Deposits by Bernhard von Cotta (1870)
"The smithsonite deposits occur in the upper members of this series. ... The smithsonite, combined with the galena, was at that time partly won, ..."

2. Bulletin by New Zealand Geological Survey (1912)
"Occurrence of smithsonite and calamine.—The smithsonite and calamine of East Tennessee occur in the residual red clay soil overlying the Knox dolomite. ..."

3. Production and Properties of Zinc: A Treatise on the Occurrence and by Walter Renton Ingalls (1902)
"In Arkansas and Missouri smithsonite is found of bright orange yellow color, due to greenockite, or cadmium sulphide; this is known locally as ''turkey fat ..."

4. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden, Virginia Jamestown Exposition Commission (1907)
"I 99.94 smithsonite.-—In some of the mines smithsonite forms a fairly i01' portant ore of zinc. It occurs in the residual clays derived from the Tp.agnesian ..."

5. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"smithsonite.— Zinc carbonate, ZnCO,. This is a valuable ore of zinc ... smithsonite is more abundant in the zinc fields of northern Arkansas than anywhere ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"The optical examination of this ore indicates that smithsonite is rarely derived ... In some places the section also shows the sharp contacts of smithsonite ..."

7. Lead and Zinc Deposits of Northwestern Illinois by Guy Henry Cox (1914)
"The crystals of smithsonite as developed in this district are so small that their forms can not be recognized. The occurrence of this mineral is limited to ..."

8. Metallurgy: A Condensed Treatise for the Use of College Students and Any by Henry Wysor (1908)
"smithsonite (ZnCO,) occurs usually in calcareous rocks, and is often associated with other zinc ... Like smithsonite it is often associated with other ores. ..."

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