halite

noun
ha·​lite | \ ˈha-ˌlīt How to pronounce halite (audio) , ˈhā- How to pronounce halite (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The team of scientists led by Nigel Blamey found tiny bubbles of air from around 800 million years ago trapped in samples of halite, which is the rock version of table salt. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Release Air Trapped 800 Million Years Ago," 25 July 2016 Enormous machines drill into great veins of halite, extracting huge chunks that other enormous machines crush into bucketloads of salt that ascend on conveyors. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Venture Into a Surreal Salt Mine 2,000 Feet Below Lake Erie," 3 May 2016

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First Known Use of halite

1868, in the meaning defined above

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