Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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28828: Halite and Trona
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California
Cabinet - 9.8 x 5.6 x 3.0 cm (3.9 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches)
Weight - 90 grams (0.20 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

An opaque, white microcrystalline trona matrix hosts a rich coverage translucent to opaque halite crystals reaching 1.6 cm along the crystal edge. These halites display a distinct, classic hoppered growth. Trona is sometimes unstable as it absorbs and loses water to the air; however I've had this specimen for several years and it shows no degradation. No damage. Sits well for display as shown flat or upright without needing a stand. Blue-white fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV.

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