thenardite

noun
the·nard·ite | \thə̇ˈnärˌdīt\
plural -s

Definition of thenardite 

: a mineral Na2SO4 consisting of native anhydrous sodium sulfate and occurring in white or brownish crystals, masses, or crusts often in connection with salt lakes

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History and Etymology for thenardite

French thénardite, from Baron Louis J. Thénard †1857 French chemist + French -ite

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