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  • noun A mineral occurring in massive forms of a dull-white color, consisting of the silicate, carbonate, and sulphate of calcium with water. The name has reference to its unusual composition.

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  • noun mineralogy A hexagonal-dipyramidal mineral containing calcium, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and sulfur.

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