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Gypsum var. selenite

#RW48117

Gypsum var. selenite

#RW48117
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaSO4·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States

Collected by Robert J. Waidler as a geologist at the mine, this is one of the finest selenite clusters found at Morenci. The crystals are long, slender to over 1cm and are waterclear. There are two very nice divergent sprays. The specimen presents very well and very little if any damage.

Gypsum

Formula
CaSO4·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Crystalline - Coarse, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
white, colorless, yellowish white, greenish white, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Fibrous 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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