Specimen #2546

Name: Selenite/Gypsum

Type: Mineral

Locality: near summit of Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 8.0 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm

Weight: 18

Acquired: 2015-02-19

Source: David Hines

Label: N

Comment: This was a gift from a friend, David Hines. HIs climbed Mt. Aconcagua with his daughter and wrote me: ""Near the top I saw veins of this crystal in ground that was a creamy color. I have no idea what it is and I sincerely doubt that it holds any value, BUT, we worked our asses off getting this to you, so therefore it is priceless."

Minerals: Gypsum (CaSO4 2(H2O)) Selenite

There are 4 pictures on file

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Gypsum, near summit of Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina - 8.0 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm

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Gypsum, near summit of Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina - 8.0 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm

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Gypsum, near summit of Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina

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Gypsum, near summit of Mt. Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina