Mineral Specimen #6369 Halite Crystals
American Salt & Coal Company Mine, Lyons, Rice Co., Kansas
7 x 5.3 x 4.7 cm
2.8 x 2.1 x 1.9 in
A cluster of cubic Halite crystals from a location from which specimen are very rarely available. The specimen appears to have been exposed to the atmosphere in that the corners are a bit rounded. Additionally, there are small pits on the surfaces and there is a piece of paper stuck to the largest crystal. Presumably, the specimen had been wrapped in paper at some time. In the collection it came from, it was wrapped in saran wrap and in a box with desiccate packs along with several other Halite specimens from other locations also wrapped in saran wrap. Under SW UV, it fluoresce orange/pink.
Condition: Fairly Good
Flaws: The edges are slightly rounded and there is some paper stuck to the surface of the largest crystal.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Halides | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars