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2013-09-30 23:45:42

PureHimalayanSalt.com is now offering a wide selection of pure pink Himalayan salt products online at http://www.purehimalayansalt.com. Wanaque, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Legend has it that Himalayan salt mines were first discovered by Alexander the Great’s soldiers, who stumbled across the mines in the region that is now northern Pakistan. That mine, which is the second largest salt mine in the world, was discovered to produce salt with curative powers. Wounds healed more...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Game day is around the corner, but is Dallas ready for some football? The city has been plagued with unseasonably cold weather and ice, likely adding stress to game day preparations. Morton Salt®, the brand consumers have trusted and welcomed into their homes for more than 100 years, is helping Dallas take care of the unexpected wintery conditions so everyone can focus on football, not falling on ice. Morton is bringing its winter...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, winter can be a worrisome season. It means stocking up on products that help remove dangerous ice and snow. With all the ice melting and snow removal products out there, consumers can be confused by unfamiliar brands and products with claims that may seem to be too good to be true. Morton Salt, the brand consumers have trusted and welcomed into their homes for more than 100 years, has developed a full line of specialty ice melt blends...

2008-07-31 17:51:42

Scientists have long searched for traces of ancient life on Earth in order to understand the history of life on our planet. Fossilized bones have helped us understand the age of the dinosaurs. Insects trapped in drops of amber have inspired Hollywood films and researchers alike. These remnants of ancient life on Earth provide important clues about our planet's past. Now, a team of researchers working in New Mexico has found traces of life inside salty halite crystals. The...

2008-07-14 12:00:46

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Atacama Minerals Corp. ("Atacama" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AAM) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a large land package in a major new potash region in northeastern Brazil. Application has been made for exploration permits in the state of Bahia covering 1,444 square kilometers (357,000 acres) of lands located 30 kilometres west of the port city of Salvador. The "Salvador Potash Project" is located along the Atlantic...

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2007-12-24 09:00:00

By Joe Lamp'l Sometimes it's not an easy choice between our safety and the safety of our plants and soil. If I lived alone, I'd give the nod to the latter. But, I must be prudent to protect my family and guests from winter perils, namely an icy slick sidewalk or driveway. If you live in an area where this can be a problem, you know that de-icers are a common way to eliminate slickness. But too often we don't use de-icers properly. Their job is to loosen ice from below making it easier to...


Latest Halite Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:56:59

Celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite. The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

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2005-05-26 10:40:24

Halite is the mineral of sodium chloride, NaCl, commonly known as rock salt. Halite forms isometric crystals. The mineral is colorless to white, light blue, dark blue, and pink. It commonly occurs with other evaporite deposit minerals such as several of the sulfates, halides and borates. Halite occurs in vast beds of sedimentary evaporite minerals that result from the drying up of enclosed lakes, playas, and seas. Salt beds may be up to 350 m thick and underlie broad areas. In the United...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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