Dims: 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.0" (7.6 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 5.12 oz. (145.2 g)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
A cluster of intergrown Halite cubes makes up this hand specimen. These cubes range in diameter from a few millimeters to nearly 1.1" (2.8 cm) and are generally in very good condition, showing only a small amount of damage. Their cubic form is excellent, and like most Halite crystals from this locality, demonstrate the "hopper effect" that occurs when the edges of a crystal grow more quickly than its faces. All have a uniform pale pink coloration (caused by bacteria trapped within) and a bright pearly luster. The cluster is basically translucent, but some edgeward crystals show a very faint transparence in areas. There is no host rock present.