Sentence Examples

  • To mineralogists rock-salt is often known as halite - a name suggested in 1847 by E.
  • The word halite, however, is sometimes used not only for the species rock-salt but as a group-name to include a series of haloid minerals, of which that species is the type.
  • Halite or rock-salt crystallizes in the cubic system, usually in cubes, rarely in octahedra; the cubes being solid, unlike the skeleton-cubes obtained by rapid evaporation of brine.
  • Halite occasionally exhibits double refraction, perhaps due to natural pressure.
  • Pure halite consists only of sodium chloride, but salt usually contains certain magnesium ccmpounds rendering it deliquescent.