Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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28830: Halite and Trona
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California
Cabinet - 11.2 x 6.0 x 3.1 (4.4 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches)
Weight - 120 grams (0.26 grams)
Specimen status: Sold

An opaque, white microcrystalline trona  matrix hosts a rich coverage translucent to opaque halite crystals reaching 1.9 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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