gibbsite

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gibbsite

(ˈɡɪbzaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium oxide: a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina. Formula: Al(OH)3
[C19: named after George Gibbs (died 1833), American mineralogist]
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Noun1.gibbsite - white crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide; a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
bauxite - a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
aluminium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide, hydrated aluminium oxide, hydrated aluminum oxide - white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite
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Aluminium hydroxide is found naturally as a mineral named gibbsite that is also known as hydrargillite is used as a feedstock for manufacture of aluminium compounds such as specialty calcined alumina among others.
Gibbsite (hydrargillite) GB-1 TU 1711-00400200992 is a mineral consisting of [gamma]-Al[(OH).sub.3].
These saprolites are characterized by different levels of mineral weathering, with such heavy washing of the basic cations and silicates that it may lead to their almost total loss, and the neoformation of kaolinitic clay and of iron and aluminium oxides (hematites, goethite, hydrargillite).