Dragon Minerals - Update January 4, 2019

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17285: Gypsum
Assal Lake, Djibouti
Small cabinet - 9.4 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3.7 x 3.0 x 3.0 inches)
Weight - 208 grams (0.46 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

This specimen consists of numerous translucent, pale gypsum crystals rising from a flat base. Individual crystals reach 7.3 length, and most exhibit fishtail twinning. A few minor rubs are noted, but not unexpected, as gypsum is quite soft. Previous dealer label with a price of $150. Sits quite well on its naturally flat base. A common mineral from a rather exotic locality. (Perhaps you've not heard of this country before, so here's the Wikipedia link to learn more about this east African nation.)

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