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Gypsum Var Schlangengips

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Gypsum Var Schlangengips

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Description
Locality: 
Kohnstein Quarry, Harztor, Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
13.5 × 4.7 × 4.5 cm
Description

A typical example of so called "Schlangengips/snaky gypsum", a banded and tectonically deformed permian gypsum/anhydrite from Kohnstein quarry.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gypsum

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

Schlangengips

Mixture Of: 

Anhydrite

Formula: 
CaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.30
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5

Gypsum

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