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dawsonite

[daw-suh-nahyt]
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  1. an orthorhombic mineral, hydrous sodium aluminum carbonate, NaAlCO3(OH)2, with a vitreous luster, occurring as white blade-shaped crystals: mined as an ore of aluminum.
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Origin of dawsonite

named after J.W. Dawson; see -ite1
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  • In fact, the Dawsonite can not do too much for the stranger sojourning in his midst.

    In to the Yukon

    William Seymour Edwards