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Gypsum Var Selenite

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Gypsum Var Selenite

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Description
Locality: 
Watkins, Schuyler County, New York, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 5 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Description

This is a very old specimen from New York state consisting of pale tan, transparent, swallow-tail style crystals on a thin plate of matrix.  This has been in my collection since early 1970's when I got it in trade from an east coast collector.  I've not seen another from this locale.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gypsum

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

Selenite

Variety Of: 

Gypsum

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

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