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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Commenting on the decision to refuse consent for the underground gas storage facility at Preesall, Keith Budinger, chief executive of Halite Energy, said: "We have now had time to consider the decision made by the Secretary of State to refuse consent for our plans to develop underground gas storage at Preesall, Lancashire.
I live in New Jersey and right now we're expecting a snowstorm, so my next task is to check for the presence of halite in my garage.
The more soluble components, first of all limestone clasts, gypsum, and halite crystals, were dissolved and vugs were formed in the rocks (Fig.
The lads were joined by Supergrass, Bell X1, Idlewild and Halite for the massive show yesterday.
chunks of halite can be spotted in southwestern deserts after water evaporates from inland lakes.
Irish band Halite kicked off the day with a blistering set followed by Morcheeba, Feeder, the outrageous PJ Harvey and noisemasters Queens of the Stone Age.
The paper, like camera film, contains a chemical called silver halite, which responds to light by turning the paper dark blue.
Metal halite lighting is becoming a popular method because this type covers a wide range of the color spectrum, producing an almost totally white light.
Exterior renovations include the redesign and re-landscaping of the extended plaza and the addition of metal halite lighting to allow for both indoor and outdoor plant growth.
In addition to precipitation or dissolution of evaporite minerals such as halite or sylvite, brines with more than twice seawater chloride concentrations result from the hydration of volcanogenic sediments or of oceanic basement rocks to hydrous minerals such as clay minerals and zeolites.
The halite, unaffected by the reagents, sinks to the bottom of the cells and is drawn off for disposal.