>For what it's worth, it was tested and found to be simple
>sodium chloride, table salt. I don't think this is the same as
>mineralization from limestone. There is a report on the test
>results to be found on the internet.
Ya that was from Wilde (1940 v1 page 404)....... sodium chloride as a mineral is called halite (it's what they mine today to get table salt). It's in the limestone at Giza and Tura...........
Wilde, W.R. (1940) Narrative of a voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe and along the shores of the Mediterranean, including a visit to Algiers, Egypt, Palestine, Tyre, Rhodes, Telmessus, Cyprus and Greece. With observations on the present state and prospects of Egypt and Palestine, and on the climate, natural history, antiquities, etc, of the countries visited............. it's available at goggle for free. I like the part about the gerbil colony on the top of G2!
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