Definitions for magnesiteˈmæg nəˌsaɪt
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a white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium
A form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO, occurring as dolomite (with calcite) but rarely found in the pure state.
native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals
Origin: [Cf. F. magnsite.]
Magnesite is a mineral with the chemical formula MgCO3. It occupies one end of a solid solution series with siderite, as the iron ion Fe2+ substitutes for the magnesium ion Mg2+. Calcium, manganese, cobalt and nickel may also occur in small amounts.
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