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Gypsum var. Selenite from Chilete Mine, near Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Peru

 
Gypsum var. Selenite from Chilete Mine, near Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Peru

Gypsum var. Selenite from Chilete Mine, near Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Peru

Gypsum var. Selenite from Chilete Mine, near Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 50102
Mineral:Gypsum var. Selenite
Locality:Chilete Mine, near Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Peru
Description:Water-clear colorless selenite crystal, the transparent variety of gypsum, with fragments of brecciated matrix visible inside the selenite crystal. The gypsum is doubly-terminated, and one termination has a solution cavity with pyrite inside. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection; gift in 1977 from Robert P. Steele, General Manager, Compania Minerales Santander, Sucursal del Peru
Overall Size:10x6x5 cm
Crystals:85 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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