Dims: 4.0 x 3.7 x 3.2" (10.2 x 9.4 x 8.1 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 2.8 oz. (987 g)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
At least 3 discernable Hanksite crystals are intergrown to make up this large hand specimen. Their visible dimensions range from approximately 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3" (3.6 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm) to 4.0 x 3.2 x 3.1" (10.2 x 8.1 x 7.9 cm), and all are in very good condition, as they appear to lack any fresh or human-induced damage. The two largest crystals have moderately good double-terminated hexagonal prismatic form- their edges are relatively well-defined and their faces are generally clean and possess a dull waxy-to-matte luster. Like most of the larger specimens I have seen, its color is a dark, dirty greenish-brown and is patchy and uneven. What small amount of clarity can be seen is very dim- the entire piece is generally only translucent, and much of that is rather dim.