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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Sodium chloride levels will continue to increase before halite begins to precipitate and fall out of solution.
Halite chief executive Keith Budinger said he was extremely disappointedand they were now reviewing that decision.
The XRD analysis of the Lake Numalla surface sample confirmed the presence of halite, but an absence of gypsum at that point in the lakebed.
However, the Salina Group contains considerable halite, anhydrite, gypsum, and quartz (Pepper 1947, Frank 1963; Wolfe 2001), none of which were detected by XRD analyses of the anomalous breccia (Fig.
Calcium-sodium cation exchange and halite dissolution processes, which give rise to relatively mineralized water, are important.
The most common soluble salts in soils are calcium and magnesium carbonates and calcium sulfate (gypsum), although other salts such as halite occur in some soils.
47[degrees] confirm the presence of halite phase as the brine contains a high concentration of sodium chloride.
Halite is the mineral form of NaCl that's known as rock salt.
Effect of grinding on TL of dolomite, calcite and halite.
Most pages either describe a specific property used to characterize minerals, such as "hardness" or "dimorphism", or the features of a specific mineral or group of minerals, such as halite, quartz, or turquoise.
40 By what name is the mineral halite more commonly known?