Dims: 3.4 x 2.5 x 2.0" (8.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm)
Wt: 10.8 oz. (305 g)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
At least 8 intergrown Hanksite crystals make up this moderate hand specimen. These crystals are generally in good condition; though several of them are incomplete, there is no fresh or obvious human-induced damage. These crystals have dimensions that range from 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4" (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm) to 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5" (6.4 x 4.3 x 3.8 cm). Though they are very heavily intergrown, most of these still have impressive hexagonal prismatic, double-terminated crystal form, with rounded but definable edges and clean faces that possess a luster ranging from waxy to matte. All have a dull, dirty yellow coloration, but one particular portion of the cluster is stained a dark greenish-black color by either dirt or a material that I cannot identify. The crystals are dimly transparent and contain noticeable cloudy inclusions. There is no host rock present.