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Rock Salt


What is Rock Salt?



Rock Salt is a chemical sedimentary rock that forms from the evaporation of ocean or saline lake waters. It is also known by the mineral name "halite". It is rarely found at Earth's surface, except in areas of very arid climate. It is often mined for use in the chemical industry or for use as a winter highway treatment. Some halite is processed for use as a seasoning for food.


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  Conglomerate
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Rock Salt Halite
Rock Salt: The specimen shown is about two inches (five centimeters) across.



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