Crystal - Halite on Burkeite -double layer from Searles Lake CA
Halite on Burkeite as double layer of crystals. Pale pink cubic crystals, fairly uniform size around .25 cm.
Halite is naturally occurring form of salt. It can be found in salt lakes and oceans. Halite comes in a range of colors due to impurities, or bacteria present in certain dry lake beds. This crystal must be kept dry, as it is soluble in water. It has an isometric crystal system, a transparent to translucent transparency, a brittle tenacity, a vitreous luster, a white streak, and a hardness of 2-2.5 on the Mohs scale.
Small Cabinet - overall size 7 x 4 x 4 cm
Keep away from moisture and strong light or sunlight.
Searles Lake, San Bernadino County, California USA