Definition of kieserite in English:

kieserite

Syllabification: kie·ser·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈkēzəˌrīt
 
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noun

A fine-grained white mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium sulfate, occurring often in salt mines in Europe and India.
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  • Bish and his Los Alamos colleagues believe that the proportion and distribution of hexahydrite, kieserite and other magnesium sulfate salts on Mars may hold a record of past changes in climate and whether or not water once flowed there.
  • Crystal chemical aspects of the Mg-sulfate hydrate mineral kieserite, which has been identified on the Martian surface.
  • Translucent crystalline mass of kieserite with white alteration products.

Origin

mid 19th century: from the name of Dietrich G. Kieser (1779–1862), German physician, + -ite1.

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