Definition of carnallite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːn(ə)lʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A white or reddish mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium.
Example sentences
  • Magnesium is found in seawater and as the mineral carnallite, a combination of potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, at the Stassfurt Mine in Germany.
  • Its most common ores are lepidolite, carnallite, and pollucite.
  • The most common minerals of chlorine are halite, or rock salt, sylvite, and carnallite.


Mid 19th century: named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804–74), German mining engineer, + -ite1.

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