cryptohalite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρυπτός(kruptós, hidden) and ἅλς(háls, salt), because it was mixed in with salammoniac in the type locality, +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

cryptohalite

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

External links[edit]

  • cryptohalite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • cryptohalite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016