magnesite

noun
mag·​ne·​site | \ ˈmag-nə-ˌsīt How to pronounce magnesite (audio) \

Definition of magnesite

: native magnesium carbonate used especially in making refractories and magnesium oxide

Examples of magnesite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Chemical Geology as well as a recent patent, Kelemen and his colleagues propose using a mineral called magnesite that, when heated, gives off pure CO2, which could be captured in tanks and pumped underground. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone," 3 Sep. 2020 That reaction would leave magnesium oxide powder, which when spread thin would rapidly react with CO2 from the atmosphere, re-forming magnesite, completing a cycle that could be repeated over and over. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone," 3 Sep. 2020 Taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and permanently storing it as magnesite is still a hypothetical. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Can Now Make a Carbon-Trapping Mineral in a Lab," 15 Aug. 2018 The problem is that, as a mineral, magnesite doesn't exactly form quickly. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Can Now Make a Carbon-Trapping Mineral in a Lab," 15 Aug. 2018 One metric ton of naturally forming magnesite can remove around half a ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Can Now Make a Carbon-Trapping Mineral in a Lab," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of magnesite

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesite. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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