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Glauberite

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Glauberite

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Description
Locality: 
Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6.5 × 5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

Large well formed crystals of glauberite are found in the bed of this salt lake. The crystals are undamaged but much of the specimen has a white alteration coating of gypsum.

Very good for the species. Initially found and collected in the mid 1990's.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Glauberite

Formula: 
Na2Ca(SO4)2
Strunz: 
7.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
El Castellar Mine, Villarrubia de Santiago, Ocaña, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Gondwana Minerals
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