halite


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halite

[′ha‚līt]
(mineralogy)
NaCl Native salt; an evaporite mineral occurring as isometric crystals or in massive, granular, or compact form. Also known as common salt; rock salt.
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A salt crust a few mm thick comprising predominantly halite was present at the ground surface, and was excluded from the measurement of [[theta].
They include carnallite, cuprite, dolomite, gypsum, halite, hematite, magnesite, pyrite, quartz, rectorite, rinneite, sylvite and syngenite.
The lower one, K4a, is very shaly, K4b is mainly halite, and K4c is mostly anhydritic, with halite only as thin beds.
The soils were classified as Aridisols and calcareous, with low organic matter and clay content, a mineralogy dominated mainly by quartz and halite, and the presence of variable amounts of carbonate and a high general salinity.
Halite will play Slane with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey and Feeder.
Bureau of Mines reports that some 52,000 Mt of identified soda ash resources could be recovered from the 62,000 Mt of bedded trona and 52,000 Mt of interbedded or intermixed trona and halite that are in beds more than 1.
It is to be mentioned that Halite also was seen, which is probably the result of dissolved salt of the sea water left after the sample dried up in the analysis while the sedimentary situation doesn't exist in this zone to form this evaporation mineral.
At Trona he would even stoop to collecting crystals of hanksite and halite yet one more time.