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

Las Salinas, Otume Village, Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
Cabinet, 11.1 x 9.5 x 6.7 cm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 6:49:22 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic specimen of the famous golden Gypsum (Selenite) from Las Salinas. The piece hosts a few predominant, sharp, GEM quality, lustrous, thin, "fish-tail"-twinned crystals of Gypsum which are associated with small "disc"-like blades of golden Gypsum sitting on white/colorless, cubic, gemmy Halite crystal matrix. The largest Gypsum twin measures 3.2 cm long and is in very good shape for the material. A beautiful display specimen of this now hard to find material.

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