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Gypsum var. Selenite from Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

 
Gypsum var. Selenite from Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Gypsum var. Selenite from Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Gypsum var. Selenite from Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Gypsum var. Selenite from Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 62970
Mineral:Gypsum var. Selenite
Locality:Lily Mine, Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru
Description:Water-clear selenite crystals, the transparent colorless variety of gypsum, with slightly greenish tint probably caused by chrysocolla impurities. A few selenite crystals on the outer edges have cleaved edge faces where they were separated from others.
Overall Size:5x4x2 cm
Crystals:5-25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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