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Halite Crystal rock salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by plowntm, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. plowntm

    plowntm Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Has anyone had any experience with this stuff? Its called Halite crystal, it has a blue tracer die in it. It says on the bag it will not "track". Just wondering if anyone ever had trouble with the die tracking into buildings? Thanks
  2. MidwestSalt

    MidwestSalt Junior Member
    from Batavia
    Messages: 19

    From wiki" Halite /ˈhælaɪt/, commonly known as rock salt, is the mineral form of sodium chloride (NaCl). Halite forms isometric crystals. The mineral is typically colorless or white, but may also be light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow or grey depending on the amount and type of impurities."

    What is the name brand of this salt. Generally, rock salt doesn't track as much as calcium chloride or mag. Any brine will leave some evidence once dried.
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I've been using it for 4yrs?? or so. I have been into the building many times after employees have walked in from the parking lot and have not noticed any tracking. The place gets cleaned every night though. Still, they would have said something if it was staining blue everywhere. I also use purple Pro Slicer and haven't had a problem with that either.
    I really like the product(Halite) though, as it's a real uniform crystal size with very little dust if any. Spreads nice and even.
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Not always true on the size
    2 winters ago I got one pallet all it was fine salt But it sure spread farther in a push cart on walks It was a Halite from Cargill
    Only wish they would offer it
    Its like a box of chocolates never know what you are getting
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Well the stuff I get is from Central Salt, and it's good stuff. Always uniform.
  6. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Same here. Use some of the halite and tons of pro slice
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I was wrong mine was Central Salt still have some old stock from last year
    New Stuff I have now is Cargill