Calcined magnesite

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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