U.S. Potash mine, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm
This is a magnificent, large, tabular crystal of glassy and gemmy aphthitalite thanks to its superb crystallization along with its glassy and gemmy appearance. Although the crystal is colorless, a few faint phantoms can be discerned, paralleling the outline of the crystal. Other than the insignificant contact at the base of the crystal this is a world class specimen of an uncommon species. Truly beautiful!