Definition of spathic iron ore in English:

spathic iron ore

noun

  • another term for siderite (sense 1)
    • ‘The district along Sutherland River has a valuable deposit of spathic iron ore.’
    • ‘Spongy iron from the reduction of spathic iron ore is heated to redness and steam passed over it.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: spathic from spath, a rare variant of spar, + -ic.

Pronunciation

spathic iron ore

/ˈspaθɪk/