Rock salt is another name for halite. This type of rock shares some characteristics of salt but also has inherent differences. Beds exist all over the world, making it possible to mine and extract this rock for a variety of uses.
You might assume that all salt is white and uniform like the seasoning sprinkled on food. Halite is much different from table salt. This material has large crystals of irregular shape. It also has a wide variety of colors, ranging from yellow to blue to red. These color variations are due to inherent impurities in the material.
Sidewalks and Streets
In climates where snow and ice cover outdoor surfaces, many communities and people use rock salt to melt snow and ice. People use the mineral in several ways to keep surfaces safe.
– If the material is applied to surfaces while snow is actively falling, it can reduce the accumulation because it melts the snow as it falls.
– Using halite after the snow has stopped can make it easier