noun Etymology: Taconic Range Date: 1892 a flintlike rock high enough in iron content to constitute a low-grade iron ore

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  • Taconite — is an iron bearing, high silica, flint like rock. It is a Precambrian sedimentary rock referred to as a banded iron formation due to the typical alternating iron rich layers and shale or chert layers. The very finely dispersed iron content,… …   Wikipedia

  • Taconite — Taconite, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 315 Housing Units (2000): 150 Land area (2000): 4.883090 sq. miles (12.647144 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.364056 sq. miles (0.942901 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.247146 sq. miles (13.590045… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • taconite — ☆ taconite [tak′ə nīt΄ ] n. [< Taconic, old name for rock formations first identified in the Taconic Range (in Vt. and Mass.) + ITE1] an iron bearing chert containing from 25 to 35 percent hematite and magnetite: it is a low grade iron ore… …   English World dictionary

  • taconite — /tak euh nuyt /, n. a low grade iron ore, containing about 27 percent iron and 51 percent silica, found as a hard rock formation in the Lake Superior region. [1890 95, Amer.; named after the Taconic mountain range (east of the Hudson River); see… …   Universalium

  • taconite — noun a low grade flint like iron ore containing 20 30% iron …   Wiktionary

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  • Taconite — Ta|co|ni|te [tako..., auch ... nitə] die (Plur.) <nach den Taconic Mountains der nördlichen Appalachen u. zu 2↑...it> aus dem Präkambrium stammende metamorphe gebänderte Eisenquarzite …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • taconite — n. low grade iron ore …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taconite — [ takənʌɪt] noun a low grade iron ore consisting largely of chert. Origin early 20th cent.: from the Taconic Range of mountains, US, + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • taconite — tac·o·nite …   English syllables

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