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ironstone

1. any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
2. a tough durable earthenware

ironstone

[′ī·ərn‚stōn]
(petrology)
An iron-rich sedimentary rock, either deposited directly as a ferruginous sediment or resulting from chemical replacement.
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