Halite or rock salt is an edible mineral.
Just click on the images to get a closer look.
“You are the salt of the earth,” taught the Lord Jesus, referring to salt’s preserving function.
“Let your conversation be seasoned with salt,” advised the apostle Paul.
Though these two gems of wisdom have been around for two millennia, we need them just as much now as we move deeper into the third millennium.
The colours are due partly to contaminations from other minerals. Image and info can be found here.
Halite is the first of six crystals that I am adding to the site. The complete set will eventually be proudly displayed in “Galleries” → “Papercraft” → “Crystals”. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them.