Dragon Minerals - June 16, 2020 Update

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17381:
Gypsum - $16
Lake Gilles Gypsum Deposit, Corunna Station, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm (3.3 x 2.2 x 1.9 inches)
72 grams (0.16 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

The Lake Gilles Gypsum Deposit produces a wide range of sculptural, often twinned, gypsum specimens. This example features three points, two in opposite directions and the third sprouting upwards from these two (a result of 'fishtail' or 'duckbill' twinning). Translucent (due to some scattered clay inclusions) to transparent, and with nice luster, which is silky in places. Damage is surprisingly minimal (gypsum is very soft and cleaves quite readily), limited to a few small bumps and one minor, backside cleave. Numerous display angles not needing external support are possible. A very nice example of this classic material.









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