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  1. A compound containing the acid radical CO3 of carbonic acid. Bases react with carbonic acid to form carbonates. CF: carbonate CTD)2- . Calcite and aragonite, CaCO3 , are examples of carbonates. CF: borate; nitrate. AGI
  2. A sediment formed by the organic or inorganic precipitation from aqueous solution of carbonates of calcium, magnesium, oriron; e.g., limestone and dolomite. See also: carbonate rock
  3. Ores containing a considerable proportion of metal carbonates. Fay
  4. Salts of carbonic acid, H2 CO3 . Henderson

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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