When was gypsum discovered?

Answer Gypsum is the compound used to create plaster. While the original discovery of gypsum is unknown, its first use dates to over 9,000 years ago in Anatolia and Syria. In Egypt, over 5,000 years ago... Read More »

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Who discovered the uses of gypsum as a fertilizer?

Gypsum has been used by many cultures for centuries, the earliest use dates back the the Ancient Assyrians sculpting with what they called Alabaster. Gypsum was first used as a fertilizer in the Un... Read More »

When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

What is gypsum used in?

You can find the mineral gypsum in wallboard, cement and certain plasters, according to Gypsum is used in some ornaments, such as alabaster, but not much else because of its lack of du... Read More »

Is gypsum an ore?

Yes, gypsum is formed as an ore. It is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in underground mines and quarries. Gypsum is used to create plaster and other strong adhesives and cements.Ref... Read More »