UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

niter
A white orthorhombic mineral - KNO3. It is a soluble crystalline salt that occurs as a product of nitrification in most arable soils in hot, dry regions, and in the loose earth forming the floors of some natural caves [1]. Synonyms: saltpeter; potassium nitrate.