glauberite

[ glou-buh-rahyt ]
/ ˈglaʊ bəˌraɪt /

noun

a mineral, sodium calcium sulfate, Na2Ca(SO4)2, often found as a deposit on the beds of salt lakes.

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Origin of glauberite

1800–10; < French; so called because chemically similar to Glauber's salt; see -ite1
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