Dims: 6.8 x 2.9 x 2.5" (17.3 x 7.4 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 10.1 oz. (286.0 g)
P.C.S. Rocanville, Rocanville, Saskatchewan, Canada
I cannot tell if this Halite specimen is actually stalactitic in nature- however, I think that it is, as it only shows fresh damage at one end. It consists of scores, or perhaps hundreds of intergrown Halite cubes that are in excellent condition and reach diameters of nearly 1" (2.5 cm). All have excellent cubic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a waxy luster and show no "hoppering". All have a milky-white color and are translucent to dimly transparent. Several show a thin layer of clarity that runs along one plane near the center of each crystal (see the second image). There is no base or host rock present, though there are tiny bits of a reddish material stuck to the piece (these could be made of halite, however).