- Kramer deposit
- Kern County
- 7.6 by 1.5 by 1.2 cm – Small cabinet specimen (under 10 cm)
Inderite is a magnesium borate named after its original occurrence at Lake Inder, Kazakhstan (Godlevsky, 1937). Although found at Boron since the 1950s, the identity with the Kazakh material went unrecognized for a decade or so. American scientists named this mineral lesserite and later established its identity with inderite when X-ray diffraction data become available for type inderite (Frondel & Morgan, 1956; International Mineralogical Association, 1962). This is a fine specimen, consisting of a bright thick single crystal. The mineral is very brittle, and this specimen shows micro-chipping on the edges of the terminations. In fact, most crystal terminations simply break off during handling. This writer has examined hundreds of crystal sections to find only a single terminated example. The inderite from this locality is simply the best known, and this example is a choice piece.
Item code: MS0954
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