What does carnallite mean?

carnallite meaning in General Dictionary

A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium occasionally discovered of build up of rock-salt

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  • a white or reddish mineral composed of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; utilized as a fertilizer and also as a source of potassium and magnesium
  • A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, often found of deposits of rock salt.

Sentence Examples with the word carnallite

The salt is commonly associated with gypsum, often also with anhydrite, and occasionally with sylvite, carnallite and other minerals containing potassium and magnesium.

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