Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Jacinto de Compostela Quartz On Gypsum

Views:
Watches:
RHT651701

Jacinto de Compostela Quartz On Gypsum

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Chella, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
13.8 × 6.5 × 3.9 cm
Description

A very nice 'ball' of deep orange-red eisenkiesel crystals, still situated in the oiginal gypsum matrix. The gypsum is in parts waterclear and colorless, with crystal surfaces. But most of it is colored by hematite - just like the quartz crystals.

It's very rare to get one of those 'balls' in matrix.
 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gypsum

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