||Halite and Trona
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California
Cabinet - 9.7 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm (3.8 x 2.0 x 1.9 inches)
Weight - 144 grams (0.32 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold
Sharply crystallized halite with excellent pink color, many hoppered crystals, and a bit of trona at the base. Individual crystal edges reach 3.3 cm. Collected by John Seibel in the summer of 2013. I obtained a group of these from John shortly after they were collected; their color remains good and they show no signs of disintegration, so they appear to be stable. Of course our southern California climate has been rather dry of late so they may have a shorter lifetime in a more humid environment.