Siderite was discovered in 1845 and derives its name from the Greek sideros (iron). Siderite has perfect cleavage in three directions and comes in a wide variety of crystal habits and colors.
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Countries of Origin
Papua New Guinea; Kazakhstan; Portugal; Iceland; Greece; Mongolia; Korea (the Republic of); Morocco; Unknown; Mali; Luxembourg; Panama; Brazil; Guyana; Iraq; Jersey; Slovenia; Nepal; Iran (Islamic Republic of); United States of America (the); Hungary; Isle of Man; Japan; Ukraine; Ghana; Zambia; Taiwan (Province of China); India; New Zealand; Canada; Turkey; Namibia; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Georgia; Jamaica; Peru; Turkmenistan; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Germany; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Viet Nam; Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas]; Madagascar; Thailand; Libya; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Pakistan; Malawi; China; Ireland; Russian Federation (the); Poland; Slovakia; France; Nigeria; Serbia; Tunisia; Kyrgyzstan; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the); Romania; Togo; Rwanda; Uzbekistan; Kenya; Switzerland; French Polynesia; Netherlands (the); Spain; Mauritania; Norway; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Mexico; Zimbabwe; Israel; Australia; Greenland; Tajikistan; Indonesia
Soluble in warm hydrochloric acid and slightly soluble in water.