Definition of magnesite in English:


Line breaks: mag|ne¦site
Pronunciation: /ˈmagnɪsʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A whitish mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate, used as a refractory lining in some furnaces.
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    • Associated with the quartz are crystals of almandine, kyanite, biotite, and magnesite.
    • Calcite and ankerite are present, but the most abundant carbonate is magnesite.
    • Some topaz forms spectacular crystals and matrix specimens on magnesite or quartz.

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