Meyerhofferite Ps. After Inyoite
20 Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 11.9 x 7.2 x 5.9 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
Emplaced on matrix is a cluster of sparkling, snow white crystals to 3 cm in length, of meyerhoffite pseudomorphing inyoite. These are related and very rare calcium-rich borates. This replacement, and either species in big sharp crystals, is seldom found at any other locality (although recent finds in Argentina produced some). Such a pseudomorph is a very classic locality piece for this important deposit, though they are now only seldom seen for sale. Note, these are particularly soft and fragile - so large, cabinet pieces like this in good condition are hard to come by today. The color is a gorgeous white, literally like snow.