Sylvite

Sylvite is potassium chloride (KCl) in natural mineral form. It forms crystals in the isometric system very similar to normal rock salt, halite (NaCl). The two are, in fact, isomorphous. Sylvite is colorless to white with shades of yellow and red due to inclusions. It has a Mohs hardness of 2.5 and a specific gravity of 1.99. It has a refractive i...
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Sylvite

• (n.) Native potassium chloride.
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sylvite

sylvine noun a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds
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sylvite

halide mineral, potassium chloride (KCl), the chief source of potassium. It is rarer than halite (sodium chloride) and occurs as soft, ... [1 related articles]
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Sylvite

Potassium chloride
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Sylvite

Potassium chloride, the principal ore of potassium mined for fertilizer manufacturing.
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Sylvite

Sylvite (sylvine) is an industrial mineral, the naturally occurring potassium chloride, and as such the main mineral ore of potassium. Sylvite has a relative hardness of two and is used as a fertilizer. Sylvite is an evaporate mineral found in sedimentary evaporate deposits such as dried-out salt lakes and seas in deserts, and is associated with ha...
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sylvite

sylvite: see potassium chloride.
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sylvite

[n] - a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride
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