Cabinet, 11.0 x 6.8 x 4.0 cm
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland
This venerable old salt mine was mined for many hundreds of years (from the 13th century), but has been closed for a long time; therefore this is an old specimen. This is a superb cabinet example of the high quality specimens that this deposit has produced. Large, lustrous, transparent, colorless, halite cubes to 3.5 cm, are aesthetically and sculpturally attached to bit of shale matrix. Adding to this impressive piece are several smaller halite crystals which frame the two larger crystals. It also exhibits wonderful pinky orange fluorescence. Ex. Dave Stoudt Collection.