halite

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English[edit]

Yellow halite crystal
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls, salt), +‎ -ite.

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Noun[edit]

halite (countable and uncountable, plural halites)

  1. (mineralogy) Native salt; sodium chloride NaCl as a mineral; rock salt.

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Further reading[edit]

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

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