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Gypsum

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Locality: 
Bad Ischl, Gmunden District, Upper Austria, Austria
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.5 × 6.5 × 5 cm
Description

Crystals of gypsum on the typical rock for this saltmine. Rock is called Haselgebige (permian). During early alpine tectonics the northern calcarous alps slided on this rock northwards and brecciated it. Old find from the 1960s.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gypsum

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