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thenardite

[thuh-nahr-dahyt, tuh-] /θəˈnɑr daɪt, tə-/
noun
1.
a mineral, sodium sulfate, Na 2 SO 4 , occurring in white crystals and masses, especially in salt lakes and arid regions.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; named after L. J. Thénard (1777-1857), French chemist; see -ite1
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  • Minerals currently solution mined include trona, borax, and thenardite.
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thenardite

/θɪˈnɑːdaɪt; tɪ-/
noun
1.
a whitish vitreous mineral that consists of anhydrous sodium sulphate and occurs in saline residues. Formula: Na2SO4
Word Origin
C19: named after Baron L. J. Thénard (1777–1857), French chemist; see -ite1
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Encyclopedia Article for thenardite

any of a type of sodium sulfate mineral (Na2SO4) that has been deposited as an evaporation product near salt lakes and playas, as in the arid regions of northern Africa, Siberia, Canada, and the western United States. It is widespread as an efflorescence on arid soil and as a crust in volcanic fumarole deposits. For detailed physical properties, see sulfate mineral (table)

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