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cryolite

krahy uh lahyt

  • n  a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine

  • The Eskimos thought that cryolite, which means "frost stone," was a mysterious kind of ice.
  • Finally he found that electrically melted cryolite, a mineral from Greenland, would dissolve the ore.
  • Greenland's only industrial asset is a cryolite mine, run by Danes.

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