- a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, having a characteristic conchoidal fracture and usually occurring in white masses.
Origin of magnesite
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This situation has led to agitation for a protective tariff on magnesite.The Economic Aspect of Geology
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The base of this manufacture is the magnesite of Baldissero.
Magnesite mines are worked by an Anglo-Greek company in Euboea.
In 1913 the American production of magnesite was only 9600 tons.
For every ton of steel produced five pounds of magnesite is needed.
- a white, colourless, or lightly tinted mineral consisting of naturally occurring magnesium carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form: a source of magnesium and also used in the manufacture of refractory bricks. Formula: MgCO 3
C19: from magnesium + -ite 1
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