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.

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