Halides

The minerals that make up the halide class include those in which the halogen elements of chlorine, bromine, fluorine, and iodine are combined with one or more metals.

Minerals of the halide class all:

  • have relatively low hardness.
  • can be transparent.
  • have low specific gravities.
  • have good cleavage.
  • are poor conductors of heat and electricity.

Minerals

Atacamite
Carnallite
Cryolite
Fluorite
Halite
Sylvite

Mineral Photos courtesy of R.Weller/Cochise College