Gypsum (var: "Selenite") (gem twins) on Halite

Las Salinas, Otume Village, Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 04/21/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic specimen of the famous golden Gypsum (Selenite) from Las Salinas. The piece hosts very sharp, GEM quality, lustrous, thin, "fish-tail"-twinned crystasl of Gypsum which are associated with dozens of "disc"-like blades of golden Gypsum sitting on white/grey cubic, gemmy, Halite crystal matrix. The largest Gypsum twin measures 2.8 cm long, and despite a tiny bit of roughness on the terminations are in very good shape for the material. A beautiful display specimen of these classic and hard to find pieces.

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