Langbeinite meaning

lăngbī-nīt, läng-
An evaporite mineral, K2 Mg2 (SO4 )3 , used as a source of potassium sulfate for fertilizer.
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A mineral, K2Mg2(SO4)3, that is often found in salt deposits as a natural sulfate of potassium and magnesium, used as a source of potash.
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(mineralogy) A saline evaporite, consisting of a mixed potassium and magnesium sulphate, with the chemical formula K2Mg2(SO4)3.
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Origin of langbeinite

  • After A. Langbein , 19th-century German chemist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition