rock salt

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Related to halite: corundum, sylvite

rock salt

Sodium chloride in its natural state of rocklike masses in beds or flats.
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rock salt

salt in large crystalline masses, mined from extensive underground deposits. Used commonly as salt licks on pasture.
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13), mostly halite, with interbedded anhydrite, shale and dolomite levels.
69 Mineralogical Halite Halite composition >50% Particle size distribution (g/kg) Clay 50 91 Lime 50 221 Sand 900 688 Characteristic Alto Hospicio Soil order/source Aridisol Sampling location Latitude 19[degrees]35'S Longitude 70[degrees]11'W Altitude (m) 499 EC (dS/m) 12.
1998) from surficial halite crusts in salt lakes in a 600-km-long transect across WA.
The first Playlist CD features 14 great tracks from Irish acts, including contributions from Halite, Future Kings Of Spain, The Frames, The Tycho Brahe, Mundy, Ten Speed Racer and Damien Rice.
The partial halite replacement of sylvinite is evident in these holes, as in holes 52, 50, 29 and 27 from earlier programs.
Saleable by-products, which together contribute only a minor proportion of KGHM's total revenue, are gold, platinum-palladium concentrate, rhenium, selenium, lead, nickel sulphate, sulphuric acid, and rock salt, which is mined from a halite horizon in the hanging wall of the copper-silver ore zone.
There were also a few exceptional pieces, including a halite from Sicily with 4-cm, transparent, colorless cubic crystals.
The spectroscopic results reveal the presence of gypsum and halite (Fig.
Some groundwater samples exhibited a positive saturation index for calcite and dolomite, which indicates that groundwater aquifers are saturated with respect to these minerals and undersaturated with respect to gypsum and halite.
This would account for the occurrence of halite and nahcolite as patches on the surface of sill rock.
KCl and common salt (halite) were recovered from the brine by solar evaporation; the KCl was separated from the halite by flotation.