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Earrings and pendant with magnesite
Magnesite is a mineral that is essentially composed of magnesium carbonate. It sometimes mixes with iron and sometimes manganese, cobalt or nickel.
Jean-Claude Delamétherie called it magnesite in 1785, but this word was gathering several stones composed of magnesium. The German Dietrich Ludwig Gustav Karsten reduced the expression to the magnesium carbonate in 1808.
This stone is also called argillomurite, baldissérite, bandisserite, giobertite, baudisserite, magnesianite, carbonate magnesium or roubschite.
Its color varies according to the impurities that it gets. It can be colorless to a whitish grey, through yellow, brown, and slightly pink colors. It is often found with a marble effect. It can be easily dyed to make all types of beads and cabochons.
Mines: Germany, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Spain, France.
Magnesite is a utilized source of magnesium. It is used in pharmaceutical products, in the conception of firebricks, in magnesite cement, as a food additive, magnesia for gyms and rock climbing…
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