Day #57 Deskcrop: Halite

Tomorrow the Sternberg Geosciences Club will be taking a field trip to the Kansas Underground Salt Mine and the Kansas Cosmosphere, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Since I don’t have any lunar deskcrops, I guess I’ll just post this photo of a piece of layered salt deposits that I got at the mine a couple of years back. Unfortunately this photograph doesn’t really give you a taste of halite’s two most distinctive physical porperties: it’s cubic cleavage and… what was that other one now?

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Halite

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