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langbeinite

[lang-bahy-nahyt, lahng-] /ˈlæŋ baɪˌnaɪt, ˈlɑŋ-/
noun
1.
a mineral, K 2 Mg 2 (SO 4) 3 , occurring in marine salt deposits, used as a fertilizer because of its potassium content.
Origin
< German Langbeinit (1891), after A. Langbein, 19th-century German chemist; see -ite1
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  • At yearend, the new langbeinite processing plant was reported to be in startup mode.
  • Sylvite and langbeinite potash ores were mined utilizing continuous miners in a room and pillar system.
  • langbeinite is popular in dairy country as a source of magnesium.

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