Gypsum var. Selenite, Halite
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Gypsum var. Selenite, Halite

Specimen # 200222
Mineral: Gypsum var. Selenite, Halite
Location: Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Ica Dept., Peru
Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm


Detailed Description

This is a wonderful specimen of water-clear golden selenite crystals together with a cubic crystal of halite. The selenite crystals are like yellow glass, with bright lustre. They are beautifully twinned. The halite crystal is a great association – it’s not complete, but it’s uncommon to find one this good! The selenite crystals are pristine save for a small spot at one edge. They fluoresce light yellow under ultraviolet light (fifth photo) and exhibit phosphorescence. A gorgeous piece!