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mirabilite

[mi-rab-uh-lahyt] /mɪˈræb əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, Na 2 SO 4 ⋅10H 2 O.
Compare Glauber's salt.
Origin of mirabilite
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin (sal) mīrābil(is) wonderful (salt) + -ite1
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  • Other phases such as mirabilite, sepiolite and highly soluble salts control solution composition under yet more saline conditions.

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