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Selenite

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Description
Locality: 
Vehlitz, Magdeburg, Saxony - Anhalt, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 6 × 5 cm
Description

An older example of selenite from an abandoned clay pit about 15 km east of Magdeburg city. Nowadays this clay pit has gained notoriety due to a waste scandal. 900.000 tons of waste were dumped illegally between 2005 and 2008.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Selenite

Variety Of: 

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Hardness: 
0.0
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