Dragon Minerals - September 10, 2020 Update

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Colemanite - $20
West Dump, U.S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, Kramer District, Kern County, California
Small cabinet - 8.2 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm (3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 inches)
188 grams (0.41 pounds)
Ex Carol and Ed Headley collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

A grayish matrix - presumably solid (or nearly so) colemanite is decorated on several faces with carpets of semilustrous, light grey, translucent colemanite crystal blades, most of which are terminated. Individual crystals reach about 5 mm, and most are complete. Has several nice display angles which do not require a stand. Overall condition is quite nice. Accompanying collection label indicates the specimen was collected in September of 1990. Material of this nature was at one time fairly common on the mineral market - especially here in Southern California - but with the locality being closed to collecting for some years, these specimens - especially those of quality - have become more scarce.

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