MG1685 Magnesite Powder (MgCO3)

Catalog No. MG1685
Surface Area 20
Bulk Density(g/cm3) 3.1 to 3.4
Color white
Molecular Weight 40.32

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) specializes in producing high-quality magnesite powder (MgCO3).

Related products: Fused Magnesia.
Other magnesium products such as High Purity Magnesium Lump, High Purity Magnesium Ingot, and Magnesium Alloys are all available.

Description of Magnesite Powder

Magnesite occurs naturally, often with iron, manganese or other activator elements. It is formed by the alternation of ultramafic rocks through the action of water containing carbonic acid. Several large deposits are found throughout the world.
Chemical Names: Magnesium carbonate
Chemical Formula: MgCO3
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Magnesite Powder MgCO3

Chemical Properties
Deadburned and calcined
Physical Properties
5 x 20 mesh, 12 mesh, 60 mesh, 100 mesh, and 325 mesh USS


Typical Applications of Magnesite Powder

An important ore of magnesium and its salts. Used in the manufacture of basic refractories capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and for special types of cement and powders used in the paper, rubber and pharmaceutical industries.

Packaging of Magnesite Powder

Jars, pails, drums, multiply paper bags, bulk bags, and fiberboard containers. For further information on packaging options contact SAM

Specifications of Magnesite Powder

Molecular Weight (g/mol.)




Bulk Density (g/cm3)

3.1 to 3.4

MLT (°F) (Decomposes)



brittle - conchoidal

Surface Area (m2/g)




Mohs Hardness @20°C

~3.5 - 5.0

Specific Gravity (g/cc)


Particle Shape




Crystal System


Magnesite Powder (MgCO3) CAS Number:
Calcined Magnesite= CAS# 1309-48-4
Deadburned Magnesite= CAS# 1309-48-4
Magnesite Powder (MgCO3) RTECS Number: OM2470000
Magnesite Powder (MgCO3) ICSC Number: 0969


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