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Bischofite

Halide mineral

Bischofite (bischofit) is a hydrous magnesium chloride mineral with formula MgCl2·6H2O. It belongs to halides and is a sea salt concentrate. It contains many macro- and micro-elements vital for human health, in much higher concentrations than can be found in sea or ocean salt. The main bischofit compound is magnesium chloride (up to 350 g/L), moreover, it contains about 70 other elements as impurities, including potassium, calcium, zinc.

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.495
1.507
1.528

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic