Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More luscious halite!

These lovelies have now all found homes! We have halite placed in good homes all over the world! Austria, France, Canada and even Macau have fresh Searles Lake halite specimens with more being "adopted" every week! Be sure to take a look at our auctions this weekend at:

This beauty is just one example why I've fallen in love with Searles Lake halite! The abrupt color transition from 'Angel' to 'Raspberry" Pink caught at my heart, and the transparent, zoned crystals scream to be more than mere salt.

Our halite can also be found in collections in New York, Texas, California, Illinois, Washington, Ohio, New Mexico and others of the United States! Why not adopt your own this weekend?

Be Well!
Lapidary Specialties

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fresh from the carry bins, this delicate ( still wet!) specimen of halite features transparent cubes of clear to raspberry red, on a tough 'finger' of nahcolite. It now resides in our entryway case.
On an informative note, our halite seems to be quite color fast, once fully dried and stored in indirect light.

This lovely is now elegantly perched in our case. She features finely "internally striated" hoppered cubic crystals, which are iridescent as you move. The effect is like a cubic moonstone, and I consider it my favorite!

Now, this is Raspberry Halite!

These delicate clear crystals are faintly zoned, and remind me of lovely clear Illinois fluorite.

Friday, January 16, 2009

More yummy pictures!

Here are some more pictures of halite that I'm offering in our eBay auctions.
I'm not too great a photographer yet, but if you want a closer look, just click on the picture!

This one seems to be waiting for a flying saucer!

This little lovely is a favorite of mine!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A few requested pictures

Just a few quick pics from some of my current eBay auctions. I'll be posting more auctions and pics soon!