Rock salt is an evaporite mineral known as halite, which was formed by the evaporation of ancient lakes and seas. Halite is found in sedimentary rocks that form in thick deposits that accumulate over time as water from s... More » Science Earth Science Geology

Rock salt comes from deposits found around dry lake beds, inland marginal seas and enclosed bays and estuaries. It can also be found in salt springs and underground mines. More »

Rock salt is made of a 1:1 ratio of sodium to chlorine. Rock salt's chemical formula is NaCl, which means that one molecule of rock salt is composed of one atom of sodium (Na) and one atom of chlorine (Cl). More »

The mineral halite, also known as salt or sodium chloride, is formed by the evaporation of brine lakes or ancient seas. This mineral form of common table salt can be found across the world in massive sedimentary beds, or... More »

Halite is the mineral name for salt, or sodium chloride; it's referred to as rock salt when in rock form. Halite is typically either white or clear in color, but it can have a range of different colors including blue, vi... More »

Halite is commonly used to salt icy and snowy roads during the winter to help control further accumulation. Additionally, halite is salt, which means it is also an integral seasoning in cooking, used for preserving foods... More »

The two main methods of mineral formation are cooling and evaporation. The cooling process occurs when magmas and lavas cool and crystallize into minerals. Minerals formed through evaporation are the result of electrical... More »