Day #61 Deskcrop: Halite & Sylvite

One final salacious deskcrop and I promise I’ll move on from the evaporites that have dominated this series recently. Today’s deskcrop is the trophy block of halite (clear to grey) and sylvite (orange) that I was able to collect from the Kansas Underground Salt Museum this past Saturday. There isn’t much sylvite in this the Hutchinson Salt Beds, so I was rather pleased to be able to collect such a nice specimen. You can see more photographs I took in the mine/museum in this set on Flickr.

Halite (clear to grey) & Sylvite (orange)

Closeup: Note the Cubic Cleavage in Halite

One more tasty tidbit: the Kansas Underground Salt Museum has its own Twitter account! Follow them @650feetDown.

Explore this and all of my 2010 Deskcrops and Outcrops in Google Earth!

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