Dims: 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.0" (11.4 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm)
Wt: 3 lbs., 5.2 oz. (1.508 kg)
Searles Lake, Trona, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
This specimen consists almost entirely of a single Hanksite crystal- a few smaller crystals are intergrown with it in one area, but none of these have dimensions that exceed 0.5" (1.3 cm). This large crystal is in excellent condition, showing only a very small amount of damage to a few of its corners, and has well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a dull waxy-to-matte luster. The crystal has the dull, dark yellow-green coloration that is standard for Hanksite from this locality, and contains several small, dark inclusions that I cannot define. The material is not quite transparent, but shows excellent translucence. It is one of the best quality Hanksite crystals of this size that I have seen.