Definition of sylvinite in English:


Syllabification: syl·vin·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈsilvəˌnīt


  • A mixture of the minerals sylvite and halite, mined as a source of potash.
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    • The most important source of potash in the United States is a mine near Carlsbad, New Mexico, that produces sylvinite.
    • The potash ore in the Sallent mine is a reddish mineral known as sylvinite, a form of potassium chloride.
    • It occurs naturally as the mineral sylvite and in combination with sodium chloride as sylvinite.


late 19th century: from sylvine + -ite1.

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