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last edited:  2/26/18    number of photos:  4
Sylvite is KCl

Mineral information on sylvite
Sylvite is one of the best sources for potash.  Sylvite is very similar in its properties to
halite (table salt).  It can be distinguished from halite by its more bitter taste.  Sylvite can
be combined with halite to produce "light salt" for those who need to cut down on
sodium in their diets.

sylvite and halite:  1  2  3

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