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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.]


(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]


(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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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.
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.
Sylvite, for example, is one of North America's leading fertilizer distribution companies, dealing in industrial grade fertilizers and commodity fertilizers.
PR ag accts: Sylvite (projects), 2013 (Meaghan Holley); Turkey Farmers of Canada (projects), 2012 (Meredith Fuller)
Biochars produced from animal manure (from cattle and poultry, samples 8-10 and 21-24) and sewage sludge (samples 7 and 17-20) displayed more distinctive X-ray-detectable minerals, such as sylvite, quartz, and calcite in PL400 and PL550A (samples 8-9); sylvite, quartz, calcite, kaolinite and albitc in CM400 and CM550A (samples 10-11); and quartz and calcite in MAe biochars (samples 21-24) (Singh et al.
The overall production strategy is to initially produce standard MOP from Sylvite mineralisation and to progressively transition the project to include the production of Granular MOP, standard and granular SOP and K-Mg sulphates from Carnallite, Kainite and Kieserite mineralisation.
Sylvite (KCl) was also identified in leaf biochars at 550[degrees]C (XRD pattern not shown).
Six horizons of evaporites, dominantly of gypsum and halite, and occasionally also sylvite, have been found in the sequence.
Crystallization of the potassium sulfate by means of the reaction of the phosphogypsum and sylvite by amoniation in a batch cristallizer
At IMC Kalium's K1 and K2 mines in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, sylvite is mined by the room and pillar method using continuous miners.