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 (sĭl′vīt′) also syl·vine (-vēn′) or syl·vin·ite (-vĭ-nīt′)
A colorless vitreous potassium chloride mineral, the major ore of potassium.

[Alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin (sāl dīgestīvus) Sylviī, (digestive salt) of Sylvius, probably after Franz de la Boë, or Franciscus Sylvius (1614-1672), German-born Dutch physician.]
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(ˈsɪlvaɪt) or


(Minerals) a soluble colourless, white, or coloured mineral consisting of potassium chloride in cubic crystalline form with sodium impurities: it occurs chiefly in sedimentary beds and is an important ore of potassium. Formula: KCl
[C19: sylvite, alteration of sylvine, from New Latin sal digestiva Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, after Franciscus Sylvius (died 1672), German anatomist. See -ite1, -ine2]
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(ˈsɪl vaɪt)

a transparent mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, mined for its potassium content.
[1965–70; < New Latin (sal digestīvus) Sylvi(ī) digestive salt of Sylvius (Latin name of François de la Boë (1614–72), French physician) + -ite1]
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Noun1.sylvite - a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds
atomic number 19, potassium, K - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Sylvite is potassium chloride in its natural mineral form, while fluorite is a vital source of hydrogen fluoride, obtained as a byproduct of the manufacturing of fertilizers.
The potash ore generally comprises of potassium chloride (sylvite), sodium chloride (halite), anhydrite, carbonate and silicate.
The group also announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the agronomy assets of Thompsons Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary in Ontario, Canada, to Sylvite Holdings Inc.
Five major types of mineral resources are found in the Red Sea region: petroleum deposits, evaporite deposits (sediments laid down as a result of evaporation, such as halite, sylvite, gypsum, and dolomite), sulfur, phosphates, and the heavy-metal.
The typical peaks of XRD spectra were labeled as follows: S, sylvite; M, magnetite; N, natrojarosite.
(2002) [25] (i) daughter minerals: halite, sylvite, nahcolite, K-feldspar, Ba/Ca hydroxides, galena, cerussite, fluorapatite, cryolite, burbankite, pyrite, fluorite, barite Kalkfield Complex, Volatile rich (~40wt% [H.sub.2]O + Namibia; carbonatite; C[O.sub.2]) with Buhn and Rankin Na-Ca-REE-Sr components (1999) [23] Fen, Norway; Fluids all magmatic in origin.
In the central basin, the A-l unit reaches sylvite saturation, and sylvinite deposits are found and have been economically exploited in the past.
(1998): The origin of barren bodies in the Subiza potash deposit, Navarra, Spain: implications for sylvite formation.
Considering the existence of [Na.sub.2]O and [K.sub.2]O shown by XRF results, the characteristic peaks at 2[theta] = (45.38[degrees], 56.41[degrees], 83.92[degrees]) and (28.30[degrees], 66.34[degrees]) shown in the XRD pattern indicate the presence of halite (NaCl) and sylvite (KCl).
They can also be concentrated in soils due to human activity, for example the use of potassium as fertilizer, which can form sylvite, a naturally occurring salt.
PR ag accts: Sylvite (projects), 2013 (Meaghan Holley); Turkey Farmers of Canada (projects), 2012 (Meredith Fuller)