Halite Structure

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay


Halite is about the simplest mineral there is. Sodium and chlorine atoms alternate in a face-centered cubic pattern. A number of other minerals are isostructural with halite, among them galena (PbS, right) and periclase, MgO.

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Created 22 February, 2001, Last Update 11 Jan 2020