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Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Sollstedt Potash Works, Bleicherode, Thuringia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11 × 8 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
10.50cm
Description

A 10.5 cm large, transparent, double terminated crystal of gypsum from teh abandoned potash works at Sollstedt. Mining started in 1902 and the mine closed in 1991.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gypsum

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