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Epsomite, known as the epsom salt, was created for medicinal purposes.

Chemical Formula: H14MgO11S
Other names: Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate
Layman's explanation: Epsomite, sometimes referred to as heptahydrite, is found all over the world including in places such as hot springs in Italy and in unusual salt deposits in South Africa. The color of this mineral is a white to pale shade of translucent green/pink. In addition, epsomite is used in the manufacture of cotton and silk, tanning leather, fertilizers, and explosives. Medicinally, it is used as a laxative.
Keywords: sulfates, cotton, fertilizer, Mineral

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