magnesite

noun
mag·​ne·​site | \ˈmag-nə-ˌsīt \

Definition of magnesite 

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

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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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