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dawsonite

[daw-suh-nahyt] /ˈdɔ səˌnaɪt/
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an orthorhombic mineral, hydrous sodium aluminum carbonate, NaAlCO 3 (OH) 2 , with a vitreous luster, occurring as white blade-shaped crystals: mined as an ore of aluminum.
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

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