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Posted by Amanda Hawkins  
avatar Halite?
May 28, 2012 09:46PM

I only ask, as it does taste salty, but are there any other minerals that taste salty? It is hard to see any cubic formations on these crystals, but they all feel and taste like salt...(Location unknown - someone gave them to me in a paper bag with some other stuff!)

Re: Halite?
May 29, 2012 01:35AM
If it tastes like salt it is salt. Other water soluble minerals have a different taste. Besides I can see a cubic cleavage in it.
avatar Re: Halite?
May 29, 2012 06:16AM
Thanks Reiner !


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