thenardite

thenardite
/theuh nahr"duyt, teuh-/, n.
a mineral, sodium sulfate, Na2SO4, occurring in white crystals and masses, esp. in salt lakes and arid regions.
[1835-45; named after L. J. Thénard (1777-1857), French chemist; see -ITE1]

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      any of a type of sodium sulfate mineral (Na2SO4) that has been deposited as an evaporation product near salt lakes and playas, as in the arid regions of northern Africa, Siberia, Canada, and the western United States. It is widespread as an efflorescence on arid soil and as a crust in volcanic fumarole deposits. For detailed physical properties, see sulfate mineral (table).

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