Dims: 4.6 x 3.8 x 3.7" (11.7 x 9.7 x 9.4 cm)
Wt: 3 lbs., 12.5 oz. (1.7.6 kg)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
A single incomplete but huge Hanksite crystal makes up almost the entire mass of this small cabinet specimen. It is in excellent condition, showing no visible human-induced damage, and has excellent hexagonal prismatic form where it is intact. Its edges are well-defined, and its faces are clean and possess a dull waxy-to-matte luster. Its incompleteness is caused by its contact with the trona base rock on which the crystal formed- a noticeable amount of white trona is visible on this uneven surface. The Hanksite has a dull yellow-green coloration and is very uneven due to dark inclusions within. It is translucent in most areas and almost transparent in some.