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Gypsum

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Two transparent gypsum crystals xx cm long growing in a V shape from a crystallized rock full of smaller crystals of gypsum. Size of crystals on rock is up to 3 cm.

Formula:

CaSO4 · 2H2O

Group:,
Group:

Sulfides

Country:

Locality:

Dali, Yunan

Dimensions:

15 x 13 x 9 cm

Color:

Zodiac:

Taurus, Libra

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Categories: Minerals,

Description

The most common sulphate mineral.

Found as both massive material, including the alabaster variety; and clear crystals, the selenite variety; and, parallel fibrous, the satin spar variety. Typically colourless to white, transparent crystals, thick tabular to lenticular, sometimes prismatic.

 

Gypsum is named from Greek “gypsos” – plaster, alluding to its practical use. It has been known from antiquity.

 

Gypsum is made up of the largest crystals in the world to date, the length of a bus, followed by people in spacesuits. They boast the Naica location in Mexico and are located about 400 meters underground. It is worth searching on the internet.

 

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Additional information

Formula:

CaSO4 · 2H2O

Group:,
Group:

Sulfides

Country:

Locality:

Dali, Yunan

Dimensions:

15 x 13 x 9 cm

Color:

Zodiac:

Taurus, Libra

Zodiac:, ,
Categories: Minerals,