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  • adj. Containing magnesia
  • adj. Describing minerals containing magnesium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, characterized by, or containing, magnesia or magnesium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Magnesia, an ancient city of Asia Minor, near Miletus, or to a town of the same name in ancient Lydia, or to a district so called in Thessaly.
  • Pertaining to magnesia or having its qualities; containing or resembling magnesia.


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  • Certainly it contains many shells of species now living in the neighbouring ocean; and the limestone ridge running parallel with and close to the coast, and which in the colony is falsely called magnesian limestone, contains a great proportion of modern shells.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • This is a different type of limestone to the magnesian limestone used to construct the Roman walls, and the masonry technique is also different.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • A different type of limestone, magnesian limestone, was used extensively in the Roman military fortress.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • However, addition of high magnesian calcite and magnesium carbonate returned pH to values approaching or higher than initial values.

    Hansen and Schmidt: Predicting the Past? « Climate Audit

  • Hydraulic limestones, sometimes referred to as argillaceous limestones have a high proportion of clay and silicia (15-20 %) and can be either high calcium or magnesian.

    1. General Information

  • Dolomitic and magnesian limestones, in addition to the CaCO3, contain a relatively large proportion of MgCO3.

    1. General Information

  • MgCO3 are referred to as "dolomite" or as dolomitic limestone, and those containing between 5 -20 % MgCO3, as magnesian limestone.

    1. General Information

  • The wet slaking method described below (handslaking) is a suitable simple means of slaking magnesian limestone quicklimes.

    3. Technical and Production Information

  • Effect on calcination temperature and firing: Limestone including magnesian limestones may be highly or poorly crystalline, i.e. have a well defined crystal structure or not.

    3. Technical and Production Information

  • Overburnt magnesian limestone or dolomite hydrates very slowly and is just about impossible to hydrate when impure.

    3. Technical and Production Information

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