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n. - Naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride.

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  • The formal mineral name for crystalline sodium chloride is halite, derived from the Greek word hals meaning salt.
  • Evaporite minerals such as halite (sodium chloride, or table salt) and gypsum produce the white deposits.
  • Geologically, salt is also known by its mineral name halite.
  • It is soluble in water and has a salty taste like the mineral halite. for more
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