Formula: NaCl
Hardness: 2-2.5
Description: Better known as table salt or rock salt. Halide mineral with an isometric crystal system and a viterous lustre. Often forms as an evaporite deposit in dry lakes, saline lake shorelines, sedimentary salt beds and salt domes.
Specimen number: R26845


  • Title: Halite
  • Type: Mineral
  • Rights: Geoscience Australia / CC-BY 4.0
  • Photographer: Chris Fitzgerald
  • Museum ID: R26845

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