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Garcia used to earn about $50,000 a year doing electrical work at a nearby gypsum mine.
Standing near large grinders that tower over employees, Heiss explains that gypsum is ground into finer particles as part of the production process.
Georgia-Pacific made plywood, lumber and gypsum building panels used in everything from apartment buildings to new restaurants.
Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, hazardous gas, and a byproduct of rainwater percolating with gypsum drywall disposed at the dump, said Jim Riffle of Auburn Environmental.
Recently in Mexico, scientists woke up microbes that were dormant for as long as 50,000 years in giant gypsum crystals.
Wear a dust mask when sanding to block airborne gypsum and silica particles.
Other soils have a high amount of sulfates, a compound found in the common mineral gypsum that breaks down both metals and concrete.
Lime and gypsum are sprinkled around the portions of the worksite still covered with dirt to speed up drying after a storm, after which the area is covered with sand, which isn’t affected by the rain.
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Origin and Etymology of gypsum
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of gypsum for English Language Learners
: a white mineral that is used to make plaster of paris
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