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Anhydrite

#BC52591

Anhydrite

#BC52591
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
CaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Eagle Picher, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

Simply a fabulous specimen from the Barbara Cureton collection. The specimen is a nice light blue. Tilting the specimen back and forth produces an amazing shimmering reflection. There are actually two main crystals, the longest is 10cm, the one behind it is 8cm. Excellent piece, no damage, stands on its own, perfectly. There are also nice micro Calcite crystals on the backside. Fingers not inlcuded.

Not only comes with the hand-written standard collection card from Cureton, but with an old Scott Willaims label. On the Willaim's label it states: "from a water course along the Naica fault (1981).

Anhydrite

Formula
CaSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Massive - Fibrous, Plumose 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Good 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white, bluish white, violet white, dark gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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