A processed mineral that is primarily composed of magnesium oxide (88-94%). Calcined magnesite is produced by the calcining of magnesium carbonate (natural magnesite). It is one of the materials used to make oxychloride cement.
Synonyms and Related Terms
dead-burned magnesite; magnesia; magnesite; plastic magnesia; caustic magnesite; processed magnesite; synthetic magnesite
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998