2.4" Skeletal Halite Crystals with Tolbachite - Poland

This is a relatively new find from the Polkowice-Sieroszowice Mine in Lubin, Poland. It is a skeletal halite which has a dark green color due to the presence of inclusions of rare tolbachite, covellite, sulphur and bitumen. This material was collected in 2016 and 2017.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base.

Halite more commonly known as rock salt, is a form of the mineral sodium chloride. It forms due to the evaporation of salt rich waters and the coloration is due to mineral impurities.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Halite & Tolbachite
LOCATION
Polkowice-Sieroszowic Mine, Lubin, Poland
SIZE
2.4 x 1.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#175417