U.S. Potash mine, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Miniature, 5.2 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm
All mineral collectors have their favorites, and this is one of ours. A thick, tabular, glassy, gemmy, colorless crystal, 5 cm across forms the base for a cluster of smaller but beautifully formed crystals of the same species. As is common there is minor contact on the back sides but this is absolutely insignificant. Just lovely!