Borax Ps. After Hanksite
Searles Lake, near Trona, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
A remarkable, rare piece with stark aesthetics in the simplicity of its crystal habit and snowy white color. This is a fine example of well formed crystals of hanksite being pseudomorphed to borax. It is the only good example of this, that I have seen; and the only one in this collection (Al being one of the well known borate collectors, too). The largest crystal is doubly-terminated and measures 6 cm in length. The crystals have some moderate luster and are offwhite or ivory-colored.