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Halite from 1700' level, 10th Ore Zone, PCA Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico

 
Halite from 1700' level, 10th Ore Zone, PCA Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 39218
Mineral:Halite
Locality:1700' level, 10th Ore Zone, PCA Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico
Description:Beautiful specimen of transparent halite with color varying from intense blue to nearly colorless. The color is due to atomic lattice defects, not due to inclusions or impurities. The surface looks melted because it was washed in water (water soluble).
Overall Size:13x6.5x4.5 cm
Crystals:
Status: For reference only
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