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Gypsum var. Selenite from Clay Hill, north side of Route 209, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York

 
Gypsum var. Selenite from Clay Hill, north side of Route 209, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York

Gypsum var. Selenite from Clay Hill, north side of Route 209, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Gypsum var. Selenite from Clay Hill, north side of Route 209, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York

DESCRIPTION:No. 76284
Mineral:Gypsum var. Selenite
Locality:Clay Hill, north side of Route 209, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York
Description:Lustrous transparent doubly-terminated selenite crystal, the transparent colorless variety of gypsum, with brown appearance caused by clay inclusions. The selenite crystal has hourglass-shaped zones that fluoresce white under SW UV and phosphoresce. Collected in 1979; this site is now closed to collecting
Overall Size:35x11x10 mm
Crystals:35 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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