Magnesite meaning

măgnə-sīt
A white, yellowish, or brown mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3 , used in the manufacture of magnesium oxide and carbon dioxide.
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A light-colored, semihard mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, used widely in industry as a source of magnesium and carbon dioxide.
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(mineralogy) A form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, occurring as dolomite (with calcite) but rarely found in the pure state.
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Origin of magnesite

  • Named after its composition in 1807.

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