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epsomite

[ep-suh-mahyt] /ˈɛp səˌmaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
the natural form of Epsom salt, Mg 2 SO 4 ⋅7H 2 O, found as a crust in caves and lake deposits.
Origin of epsomite
1805-1815
1805-15; named after Epsom; see -ite1
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  • Not yet identified but might he expected as dehydration product of epsomite in chloride zone on floodplains.
  • Have the students compare and contrast the halite and the epsomite crystals.
  • Thin flexible filaments of gypsum or epsomite projecting from a cave wall.

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