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30935: Gypsum - Was $12   Now $6
Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small cabinet - 7.2 x 6.9 x 2.0 cm
102 grams
Specimen status: Available
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Given the appearance (tabular shape, color, and striations) and stated locality for this specimen, one might think at first this is a beryllonite. However, this sample is easily scratched with a fingernail, suggesting it to be gypsum and not beryllonite. Furthermore, the measured specific gravity (2.2) is a much better agreement for gypsum (Mindat specific gravity = 2.3) versus beryllonite (2.8). While gypsum is probably fairly abundant in Pakistan, specimens are only rarely offered. Displays either vertically or horizontally without needing a stand. No damage.

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