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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A white native hydrous carbonate of magnesium, sometimes occurring in crystals, but more frequently amorphous, earthy, and chalklike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A hydrous carbonate of magnesia occurring in white, earthy, amorphous masses.

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  • noun mineralogy A hydrated magnesium carbonate mineral with the chemical formula Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2.4H2O, used as a fire retardant.


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hydro- +‎ magnesite


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  • Lechuguilla Cave is not only the deepest at 494m (1,604 feet) and longest at 193 km (121 miles), but contains the largest collection of hydromagnesite balloon-like formations, subaqueous helictite formations and calcite speleothems.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States


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