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Halite Mineral Data

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General Halite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 58.44 gm
   Sodium    39.34 %  Na   53.03 % Na2O
   Chlorine  60.66 %  Cl   60.66 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -13.69 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCl
Help on Environment: Environment: Marine or continental evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: World wide in sedimentary basins. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek halos, meaning "salt" and lithos meaning "rock."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Halite Say HALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 18189
  Murate of Sota
  PDF 5-628
  Rock Salt
  Sodium Chloride