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Sylvite


Mineral Properties and Uses



Physical Properties of Sylvite

Chemical Classification halide
Color colorless, white, blue, yellow, red, gray
Streak white
Luster vitreous
Diaphaneity transparent to translucent
Cleavage perfect, cubic
Mohs Hardness 2
Specific Gravity 2
Diagnostic Properties taste
Chemical Composition KCl
Crystal System isometric
Uses salt substitute, fertilizer



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