Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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10880: Gypsum (variety Ramshorn) and Calcite - $75
Guilin, Guangxi, China
Large cabinet - 18 x 13 x 9 cm (7.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 inches)
Weight - 1584 grams (3.49 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

A large, stout and opaque Chinese ramshorn (curved) gypsum specimen, with a pad of grayish calcite crystals at one end (third picture). Not distinctly terminated (as is typical for ramshorn gypsum specimens). The slight yellow color (not quite the bright lemon yellow the pictures may suggest) is probably due to iron inclusions. This hefty specimen weighs 1580 grams (about 3 and 1/2 pounds) and features a half-circle curve. Unusually large for a ramshorn gypsum, let alone one from China. A few scattered and very minor rubs (expected, as gypsum is quite soft), but no significant damage.

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