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    HALITE
    Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy and Lea Counties
    New Mexico
    USA
    7.24 x 5.14 x 2.95 inches (18.40 x 13.08 x 7.5 cm)


    Probably the most interesting aspect of the mineral Halite concerns its composition - it is rock salt - plain and simple. Also, Halite occurs in captivating colors such as deep blues and rich purples which, of course, makes it very appealing to collectors. This large example - at least relative to the much smaller size ones usually seen for sale as collectible specimens at various Gem & Mineral shows - is impressive for its size alone. This piece is clear, with the exception of some minimal and expected "staining" but, otherwise, is a nice and certainly significant specimen of this relatively common material. The curiosity is that it is still salt.


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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2015
    30th-7th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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