cryptohalite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crypto- +‎ halite, because it was mixed in with salammoniac in the type locality. +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

cryptohalite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) An isometric-hexoctahedral mineral containing fluorine, hydrogen, nitrogen, and silicon.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cryptohalite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • cryptohalite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016