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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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Everyone got off the ship safely but the luggage and cargo was washed away - including 175 crates of white ironstone china.
Ironstone China commands high prices, especially in the American market.
BRITISH potterymaker Alfred Meakin produced popular ranges of ironstone china. Though not a Clarice Cliff in terms of market value, many Meakin pieces have stood the test of time and become collectable.
Following her at Camp Hill were the Davenports, more powerful potters whose business became one of the biggest in the country, and for the last 70 years, the property has been in the Goddard family, owners of the famous Masons Ironstone China.