Dims: 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.5" (11.4 x 9.4 x 6.4 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 14.3 oz. (858.0 g)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
At least 5 Hanksite crystals are intergrown to make up this hand specimen. None of these are complete due to intergrowth and other growing conditions. The largest of these has dimensions of 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.1" (7.9 x 7.1 x 5.3 cm); the next smallest crystal is nearly the same size, whereas the rest have dimensions that are half of those or less. All are in excellent condition, showing no human-induced damage, and have good hexagonal prismatic form- their edges are relatively well-defined, and their faces are clean and possess a matte-to-waxy luster. Their color is generally gray-green with a hint of yellow, and is patchy and uneven. They are dimly transparent to translucent, and some dark inclusions are visible beneath their surfaces. A small amount of a trona host rock lines the underside of the specimen.