carnallite definition

  • noun:
    • A white, brownish, or reddish mineral, KMgCl3·6H2O, an ore of potassium, accustomed make potash salts.
    • A saline evaporite consists of an assortment of potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, because of the chemical formula KMgCl3·6H2O.
    • A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, sometimes found associated with deposits of rock-salt.
    • A milk-white or pink-colored mineral obtained through the salt-mines of Stassfurt, Prussia.
    • a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer so that as a source of potassium and magnesium

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