epsomite


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

epsomite

(ˈɛpsəmˌaɪt)
n
(Minerals) mineralogy a sulphate of magnesium
References in periodicals archive ?
dolomite, epsomite, granite, gypsum, limestone, marble, mica,
3 Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is a chemical compound often encountered as the heptahydrate epsomite (MgSO4 7H2O) commonly called Epsom salt is used as a first line of treatment in the majority of cases.
Pyrite, marcasite, dolomite, calcite, kaolinite, epsomite, and idrialin (named after Idrija) represent the main gangue or waste rocks (Mlakar, 1967, 1969; Mlakar and Drovenik, 1971).
Interesting occurrences of secondary sulfates such as melanterite, gypsum and epsomite have also been reported.
381), but also in caves on dripstone and flowstone speleothems composed of calcite, epsomite, goethite, and even mud.
Yellow, pale green, and brown epsomite occurs as coatings on marcasite plates.
Using current technology on ground-based telescopes, Brown and Hand have identified a spectroscopic feature on Europa's surface that indicates the presence of a magnesium sulfate salt, a mineral called epsomite, that could only originate from the ocean below.
After a few days some crystals had indeed appeared, but they were obviously not orthorhombic epsomite (Mg[SO.
Figure 4 shows specimens of deteriorated epsomite that probably should have been removed long ago.
White epsomite fibers occur on melanterite and chalcanthite stalactites.
Admixtures of alunogen and epsomite are reported, with no details (Eckel, 1997).