trona

noun
tro·na | \ˈtrō-nə \

Definition of trona 

: a gray-white or yellowish-white monoclinic mineral consisting of a hydrous acid sodium carbonate

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To make money, Staley spent two and a half summers mining trona, a mineral used to make baking soda, in Rock Springs, Wyo. Kate Kelly, New York Times, "James Staley’s Series of Unfortunate Events," 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of trona

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trona

Swedish, probably from Arabic natrūn natron — more at natron

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