Picromerite on Halite
Heringen, Werra Valley, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
Ex. Martin Zinn
Another sharply crystallized example of this rare sulfate species, formerly known as Schonite, from a classic locality also in Germany. This one has sharp freestandign crystals to almost 2 cm that look most like albite, than any mineral you normally see associated with halite. They are perched beautifully and 3-dimensionally on matrix of crystallized halite.