Mineral "Halite"

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Fulda, Germany, private collection from Netherlands.

Halite commonly known as rock salt, is a type of salt, the mineral (natural) form of sodium chloride. Halite forms isometric crystals. The mineral is typically colorless or white, but may also be light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow or gray depending on inclusion of other materials, impurities, and structural or isotopic abnormalities in the crystals. It commonly occurs with other evaporite deposit minerals such as several of the sulfates, halides, and borates. The name halite is derived from the Ancient Greek word for "salt", ἅλς (háls).

A fine transparent and clear isometric crystal. The condition of the sample is good. Age-related wear, fractures and minor cracks may appear. Dirt and dust may exist. Size approx. 8,7cm x 3,3cm x 2,9cm. Weight c. 95g.