Dragon Minerals - October 15, 2023 Update

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20117: Gypsum - $24
Bou Beker, Touissit-Bou Beker Mining District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Small cabinet - 8.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
36 grams
Specimen status: Available
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A mostly transparent, prismatic gypsum crystal, rendered brown along two faces due to iron hydroxide/oxide inclusions. Minor rubs as expected for such a soft mineral (Mohs hardness = 2) but overall condition is quite nice. Most gypsum specimens from this locality are sugary 'rams horn' (curved) examples but this specimen is unusual in that it is a single, terminated prism.

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