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[mass noun] A white or reddish mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium.
- ‘Its most common ores are lepidolite, carnallite, and pollucite.’
- ‘The most common minerals of chlorine are halite, or rock salt, sylvite, and carnallite.’
- ‘The residue from the solution of the raw carnallite consists largely of kieserite mud C ~ IgS04.’
- ‘The crystal is actually a mixture of carnallite and salt with the proportions varying according to evaporation conditions and the stage of the evaporation process.’
- ‘Magnesium is found in seawater and as the mineral carnallite, a combination of potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, at the Stassfurt Mine in Germany.’
- ‘The extraction of salt and carnallite from the ponds will be done via heavy machines named Harvesters.’
Mid 19th century: named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804–74), German mining engineer, + -ite.
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