Dims: 6.0 x 4.1 x 2.4" (15.2 x 10.7 x 6.1 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 4.4 oz. (578 g)
P.C.S. Rocanville, Rocanville, Saskatchewan, Canada
What looks almost like a stalactitic Halite formation comprises this large hand specimen. It is made up of hundreds of intergrown Halite cubes that are aligned directionally with each other. These cubes range in size from 0.1" (3 mm) or less up to 1.3" (3.3 cm) and are in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of human-induced damage. Their form is excellent- edges are well-defined and faces are clean, possessing a pearly luster. Only the largest crystals show any of the "hopper effect" that is common with Halites from the U.S. state of California. All have a milky-white color and are basically translucent, though a few show patches of colorlessness and clarity. There is no host rock present.