Kieserite is the magnesium sulfate mineral (MgSO4·H2O) and is named after Dietrich Georg von Kieser
), carnallite, and kieserite (magnesium sulfate), found in association with rock salt at Aschersleben
, where from 1824 to 1862 he served as a "full professor". A magnesium sulfate mineral known as kieserite is named after him.
Gunningite is one of the minerals in the Kieserite group, with the chemical formula (Zn,Mn2+)SO4
with magnesium end-member kieserite (MgSO4 · H2O). In 1877 szomolnokite’s name was derived