- Meyerhofferite After Inyoite
- Cabinet, 11.9 x 9.5 x 6.7 cm
- 20 Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., California, USA
- Ex. Al Ordway
Perched on matrix is an aesthetic cluster of opaque, snow white crystals to 4.5 cm in length, of meyerhofferite 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.