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garnierite

garnierite (gärˈnēərĪtˌ) [key], pale apple-green mineral, chemically a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesium. An important ore of nickel, it is found in New Caledonia, Russia, and S Africa. In the United States it occurs in Oregon and North Carolina.

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