Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm
This is a great example of the transparent and colorless mineral known as "TV rock" because it has optical properties like fiber-optic cable. It is transparent along the perfect vertical axis, while opaque along other axes. When polished, as this is, you can hold it over writing and witness this phenomenon. Is this a fine mineral specimen? No, not really. But it is really "neat" material and I wasn't sure those outside of California had been exposed to it. It does get sold widely to museums and rock shops, again labeled as "tv rock" or "fiber-optic rock." Fun for kids... 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm