Hanksite (Type Locality)
Searles Lake, near Trona, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 9.7 x 7.4 x 7.2 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
Shaped like a barrel with amazingly sharp, textbook-hexagonal symmetry, this is a large, translucent hanksite crystal in superb condition! It has two smaller crystals emerging from its center for accents. Note that these are lightly oiled with mineral oil to preserve them from changing environments (from the very wet and saturated environment in which they formed). As long as they are kept in air-conditioning and not exposed to profound dry air, they should be stable.