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Hydroboracite on Colemanite from Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)

 
Hydroboracite on Colemanite from Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)

Hydroboracite on Colemanite from Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)

Hydroboracite on Colemanite from Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)

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Hydroboracite on Colemanite from Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 40688
Mineral:Hydroboracite on Colemanite
Locality:Thompson shaft (later renamed Boraxo Pit #3), Ryan District, near Furnace Creek, Death Valley, Inyo County, California (Type Locality for Colemanite)
Description:Sprays of colorless translucent hydroboracite (rare) crystals up to 10 mm long scattered over sharp transparent lustrous colemanite crystals up to 4 mm long. The cluster sits upright nicely without additional support. Collected in 1972 by Jim Minette (1936-2002)
Overall Size:9x6x4 cm
Crystals:1-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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