Abstract

Both carnallite and sylvite from Eddy County, New Mexico, contain 0.1 per cent of bromine. The bromine content of these minerals from Grand County, Utah, is three times as great. No bromine was detected in halite, polyhalite, langbeinite, or anhydrite from New Mexico. Iodine was not detected in any of these minerals.

On the basis of the bromine content of the sylvite from New Mexico, it is calculated that 7,000 tons of bromine were present in potash salts mined from the Permian basin during the period 1931 to 1945.

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