The Coolest Stocking Stuffer EVER! Ulexite Mineral

This unique mineral is often called TV Stone or TV Rock because of its fiber optic properties.  Place a sample on a picture or text and watch the image transmit from beneath the mineral to the top.  Ulexite is composed is white, silky fibers and is very soft.

This mineral is formed in large lake areas through evaporation of the lake water.  Ulexite has a hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest) and will also dissolve in hot water.  With a silky luster, white streak and white to light gray color this unique mineral is one of the most fascinating minerals on Earth.  Ulexite is a source of boron.  The most famous locations of ulexite are Boron, California and in the Mojave Desert of California.  Ulexite can also be found in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Italy.

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