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  1. dawsonite(Noun)

    An orthorhombic mineral composed of sodium aluminium carbonate hydroxide.

  2. Origin: Sir John William Dawson, geologist, and -ite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dawsonite(noun)

    a hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals

  2. Origin: [Named after J. W. Dawson of Montreal.]


  1. Dawsonite

    Dawsonite is a mineral composed of sodium aluminium carbonate hydroxide, chemical formula NaAlCO3(OH)2. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system. It is not mined for ore. It was discovered in 1874 during the construction of the Redpath Museum in a feldspathic dike on the campus of McGill University on the Island of Montreal, Canada. It is named after geologist Sir John William Dawson. The type material is preserved in the collection of the Redpath Museum.

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