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III - Halogenides
Crystal habit of Carnallite

Name   Carnallite
Chemistry   KMgCl3·6H2O
Hardness   1 - 2
Lustre   greasy - vitreous
Colour   colourless, white, yellow, often red (hematite inclusions)
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   1.6
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals rarely, tabular, pseudo-hexagonal 
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   coarse grained, disseminated, with halite (NaCl) and anhydrite (CaSO4), formed in marine evaporite environment

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