Meaning of carnallite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɑːn(ə)lʌɪt/


mass noun
  • A white or reddish mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The extraction of salt and carnallite from the ponds will be done via heavy machines named Harvesters.’
    • ‘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.’


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