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glauberite

[glou-buh-rahyt]
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  1. 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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  • Among the saline minerals in the cabinet are Glauberite, and Sassoline or native Boracic acid.

    A Guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End

    John Ayrton Paris