Halite with Free Sodium Ions

Sodium Chloride, NaCl

Halite is an important source of common salt. It is found in sedimentary beds formed by the evaporation of inland seas and salt lakes. Halite is commonly associated with gypsum, anhydrite and other salts of sodium and potassium.

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