Density: 2.1 - 2.2
Habit: Crystalline (cubic)
Colours: Colourless or white if pure, any colour if not
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Reaction with HCl: None
Identification in hand sample:
Has a salty taste. Cubic cleavage and hardness are indicative for the less brave geologists.
Abundant in marine evaporite deposits and may form beds hundreds to over a thousand meters thick. Associated minerals include calcite, dolomite, gypsum, anhydrite and sylvite.