Dims:3.6x2.7x1.8" (9.1x6.9x4.6 cm)
Wt: 5.6oz. (159g)
Searles Lake, San Bernardino cty., California
This is a nice specimen of pink halite crystals resting on a piece of evaporite matrix. The largest crystal measures nearly 1.2" (3.0cm) across. Several of these crystals exhibit hopper-growth, a condition occuring when crystal edges grow more quickly than the centers. The pink color is due to algae in the crystallizing solution. There is only very minor damage to this specimen.