HALITE (Sodium Chloride) Amethyst Galleries Mineral Gallery. Halite, better known as rock salt, can easily be distinguished by its taste. Since taste is an important property of salt, there is a right way to taste a specimen of halite (or an unknown mineral that is similar to halite) and a wrong way.
sylvinite, a mixture of sylvite KCl and halite NaCl with minor amounts of clay and other potassium minerals. Today, the majority of the sylvinite ores in the world are concentrated by froth flotation involving brines fully saturated with respect to potassium and sodium chlorides 1,4,5.