carnallite


car·nall·ite

noun \ˈkär-nə-ˌlīt\

Definition of CARNALLITE

:  a mineral consisting of hydrous potassium-magnesium chloride that is an important source of potassium

Origin of CARNALLITE

German Carnallit, from Rudolf von Carnall †1874 German mining engineer
First Known Use: 1876

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