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30869: Gypsum - Was $8   Now $3
Skardu area, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature - 6.5 x 3.4 x 1..4 cm
33 grams
Specimen status: Available
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Not the prettiest gypsum specimen available, but a novelty for the locality. Silky, striated texture. Appears to have grown in a seam, presumably in a semi-arid area. Some time ago, a dealer was selling gypsum from Pakistan, claiming it to be beryllonite. Although I see the resemblance of this material to true beryllonite in photos, this is definitely gypsum, as it is softer than a fingernail (Mohs hardness: gypsum = 2; beryllonite = 5.5-6).

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