Gypsum var. Selenite (Whitmore Coll.)

Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
Cabinet, 12.0 x 8.0 x 7.7 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic and dramatic, large forest of gypsum blades from this well-known Australian locale. The prisms are up to 7.0 cm long and are tinted by iron oxides. A secondary, preferential overgrowth of smaller gypsum crystals really adds character of this fine, two-sided piece. The large, fish tail twin really stands out! This piece is in near pristine condition, amazing for such a soft mineral, with only one broken blade near the periphery. Outstanding material from the Robert Whitmore Collection.

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