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Collectible minerals - full range in stock "Halite"

Halite is a widespread mineral, another name is "rock salt". It is the main source of table salt. Forms large deposits.

You can see halite stone for sale and buy it in the Minerals of Russia online store.

Physical properties of Halite

Category Halide mineral
(repeating unit)
IMA symbol Hl
Strunz classification 3.AA.20
Crystal system Cubic
Crystal class Hexoctahedral (m3m)
H-M symbol: (4/m 3 2/m)
Space group Fm3m
Unit cell a = 5.6404(1) Å; Z = 4
Formula mass 58.433 g/mol
Color Colorless or white when pure. Impurities produce any color but usually yellow, gray, black, brown, red (Depends on isotopes and purity for various colours)[2]
Crystal habit Predominantly cubes and in massive sedimentary beds, but also granular, fibrous and compact
Cleavage Perfect {001}, three directions cubic
Fracture Conchoidal
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 2.0–2.5
Luster Vitreous
Streak White
Diaphaneity Transparent to Translucent
Specific gravity 2.17
Optical properties Isotropic
Refractive index n = 1.544
Melting point 800.7°C
Solubility Water-soluble
Other characteristics Salty flavor, fluorescent

Code: 4541
Solikamsk deposit, Perm region, Ural, RF

0.00 $ $216.67

Code: 4486
Solikamsk deposit, Perm region, Ural, RF

0.00 $ $10.00

Code: 4056
Solikamsk deposit, Perm region, Ural, RF

0.00 $ $10.00

Code: 2433
Solikamsk deposit, Perm region, Ural, RF

0.00 $ $25.00

Code: 757
Solikamsk deposit, Perm region, Middle Urals, RF

0.00 $ $8.33

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