Halite

History: First described prior to 1959.

Tests: Soluble in cold water, salty flavor, produces a yellow flame when heated.

Uses: Widely used in the chemical and food industry.  Important ingredient in human and animal diets. 

Cleavage Perfect
Color Colorless, whitish, yellow, red purple, black and blue.
Crystal Systems Cubic
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 2
Specific Gravity 2.1-2.2

Group

Halides

Composition

NaCl