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Aragonite On Gypsum

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Aragonite On Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Retamal Ravine, Enguidanos, Cuenca, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.4 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.70cm
Description

Very nice specimen with violet-brownish, translucent aragonite crystals on gypsum.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.
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