hanksite


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hanksite

[′haŋk‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
Na22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl A white or yellow mineral crystallizing in the hexagonal system; found in California.
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A look with a loupe at some of the specimens reveals attached microcrystals of trona, halite and hanksite.
Hanks (after whom hanksite was later named), who was to become the first state mineralogist in 1880, was sent to investigate, and he became the assayer for the San Carlos mine.
At Trona he would even stoop to collecting crystals of hanksite and halite yet one more time.