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Sulphohalite is a sodium sulphate fluoride chloride originally described by Hidden and Mackintosh (1888), who noted the mineral in association with hanksite. Sulphohalite, like many sodium compounds, is soluble in water; nevertheless the mineral is stable, and may rest for years or decades in a mineral collection without issue.

This is a large crystal, with better transparency and yellower color than most. Usually, sulphohalite crystals encloses some mud, which imparts a gray-green cast and decreases transparency. This effect is minimal in this example.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1536

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