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[Short for New Latin magnēsia alba, literally, white magnesia : Medieval Latin magnēsia, mineral ingredient in the philosopher's stone (from Greek magnēsiā, a kind of ore, talc or a talclike substance, after Magnēsiē, a region of Thessaly where it was found, from Magnēs, an inhabitant of Thessalian Magnesia) + Latin alba, feminine of albus, white.]

mag·ne′sian adj.
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The crater had been created by nearly 200 years of quarrying magnesian limestone from a site which is now adjacent to the busy Broadway main road from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay.
Look out for nesting seabirds like cormorants, shags and kittiwakes in the magnesian limestone rocks.
Contract notice: Delivery of carbon sour magnesian 3 t / ha in the forests
Purple sandstone magnesian sandstone and other sedimentary rocks exposed in the Salt Range particularly in its eastern half are quite suitable for use as building stone.
He covers the development of the polis and its redevelopment under Plato; Platonic economics: fleshing the bones of Magnesia; the Magnesian military, national service, and mythical Amazons; the legal system; the Magnesian polity: classical democracy recast; and welcome to the City of Magnesia.
On the basis of these studies we can conclude that the decrease of cement- and water demand as well as increase the quality factor as a component of composite binder with application of highly- magnesian raw material during sieving of silty fraction is achieved by reducing the content of biotite in the total mass (see Table.
The Strazek Moldanubicum is formed primarily by cordierite-biotitic gneiss and migmatites, with biotitic and frequently migmatized gneiss and with the intercalated beds of amphibolites, erlan gneiss and magnesian limestone.
Washington, January 29 ( ANI ): Using spectrometric measurements taken by MESSENGER and laboratory analyzes of Mercury surface-analogue samples, researchers have determined that the upper layers of the planet's crust most closely resemble magnesian basalt terrestrial rocks, though with lower iron concentrations.
The three-year project, which is a partnership of organisations including Hartlepool Council, aims to help promote and preserve the unique character of the Durham magnesian limestone plateau - an expanse of sedimentary rock formed 290 million years ago which stretches from almost the Tyne to the Tees and from the coast to central Durham.