How Did Magnesium Get Its Name?

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Do you know how a lot of the elements got their name? Magnesium was actually named for a Greek district, which is known as Magnesia. The district is located in Thessaly. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium#History
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