Erenhot, Inner Mongolia

Mongolian:  ereen, “colorful;” hot, “town,” as in Hohhot (“blue town”) and Ulan Hot (“red town”).

“To the northeast of Erenhot is a salt lake, Dabusan Nur, rich with salt and mirabilite (hydrated sodium sulfate)….”

But Dabusan Nur means “salt lake.”

Mirabilite earns its name!

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