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Gypsum var. Desert Rose from Ahumada Playa, Chihuahua, Mexico

 
Gypsum var. Desert Rose from Ahumada Playa, Chihuahua, Mexico

Gypsum var. Desert Rose from Ahumada Playa, Chihuahua, Mexico

Gypsum var. Desert Rose from Ahumada Playa, Chihuahua, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 64603
Mineral:Gypsum var. Desert Rose
Locality:Ahumada Playa, Chihuahua, Mexico
Description:Large cluster of translucent tan-colored bladed gypsum crystals in spherical formation with crystals on all sides. These gypsum formations are called Desert Roses and they form in the sulfate-rich playa (seasonally dry lake bed).
Overall Size:10x9x7 cm
Crystals:2-30 mm
Status: For reference only
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