Halite Photos
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2016-R.Weller 

 
halite-blue salt-3
back-lighted
If salt (the mineral halite) forms with an excess of sodium atoms, it will develop a
blue color.  If the salt is crushed it loses the blue coloration.

 

halite                                                                                                                                             6076
Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.