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glauberite

[glou-buh-rahyt] /ˈglaʊ bəˌraɪt/
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1.
a mineral, sodium calcium sulfate, Na 2 Ca(SO 4) 2 , often found as a deposit on the beds of salt lakes.
Origin of glauberite
1800-1810
1800-10; < French; so called because chemically similar to Glauber's salt; see -ite1
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