Sulphohalite & Borax
Searles Lake, near Trona, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.9 x 4.9 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
Perched beautifully on top a gray matrix of crude borax, is a well formed octahedron of lustrous and translucent, yellow Sulphohalite, measuring 2.4 cm in length. This is a superb, sharp, and colorful example of this very rare species from its type locality. It also happens to be an aesthetic specimen on its own merits. We have not seen such a nice example of this species in the overall quality level, before.