Colour image of solid white rock

Halite: rock salt, Lower Carboniferous, Near Sussex, New Brunswick. Halite, sometimes known as rock salt, was deposited during the Carboniferous, when the Windsor Sea flooded low-lying areas of the Maritimes Basin in western New Brunswick. As sea levels changed in the Carboniferous period, the salt water evaporated, concentrating the minerals into potash, salt and gypsum.

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Sussex, New Brunswick, CANADA
Specimen width 7 cm
NBME 1159
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