Dims: 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.5" (8.6 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 15.9 oz. (452.0 g)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
Three or four hexagonal prismatic Hanksite crystals make up this hand specimen. The largest crystal makes up almost the entire mass of the specimen, and the smaller crystals are all heavily intergrown with it. All are in excellent condition, showing no fresh damage, and their form is very good, with slightly rounded but relatively well-defined edges and clean, flat faces that possess a dull waxy luster. All have a dirty yellow-brown coloration that contains hints of green in places where inclusions are located. They show dim transparence that extends less than 1" (2.5 cm) into the crystal. There is no host rock present.