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hi,great finds! this is gypsum i found in cliff clay suffolk uk.crys_002.JPG crys_004.JPG 
down amongst the stones.
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Gabor

Gypsum cristals from my collection, each collected by me.


From an abandoned opencast bauxit mine in GƒÆ’‚¡nt (Hungary).


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Found in Iraq near Basrah.

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Same specimen showing the double-refracting phenomenon

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Gypsum balls from Libya, near Ghadames.

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A slice of a gypsum ball not showing double-refracting phenomenon at all (I tried every position)

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Long cristals forming layers of gypsum found in an abandoned opencast bauxit mine near NagyegyhƒÆ’‚¡za (Hungary).

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From the coal mine at Bajna (Hungary).

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Gabor
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sam.r
these are really interesting and nice. i think the best looking one is got to be the last piture where its still on the rock
keep on diging keep on digging
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Gabor

I found it in mid 90-ies. Last year I went there again, but the coalmine was closed and completely recultivated. Nothing left to collect Cry

Gabor
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sam.r

thats a shame Cry

keep on diging keep on digging
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andy333
Here is some Selenite Gypsum from the cliffs of south east Devon. The cliffs are mercia mudstone from a Triassic desert lake.
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Andy
Crossing the eyes and dotting the teas.
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Bill G
Hi Andy,
 

very nice but that is actually massive gypsum. The following are selenite xtls from Sheppey.

 

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Cheers, Bill
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andy333

Thanks for the correction Bill. It is locally referred to as selenite and I had assumed it was the red variety. Andy  

Crossing the eyes and dotting the teas.
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Bill G

Gypsum is found as both massive material, including the alabaster variety; clear crystals, the selenite variety; and, parallel fibrous, the satin spar variety.

Cheers, Bill
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dinogary
nice crystals ,, and well found, shame pit has been landscaped
Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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Very nice gympsums here, people. Thumbs Up Here's one of my faves from Sheppey:
 

 


 

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Gabor


I found a few hidden gypsum specimen deep in my collection, I put pictures in the forum at weekend :)
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Gypsum ball from Fayum (Egypt)
 
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Gypsum plate from the shore of Lake Razazah (Iraq)
 
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Desert rose (Lybia)
 
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Gypsum cristalls from GƒÆ’‚¡nt (Hungary)
 
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Gabor
Gypsum cristalls from Gant (Hungary) DSCN6648.jpg  DSCN6649.jpg  DSCN6652.jpg 
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Dirty Pete
Lovely crystals Gabor. Here's a sheet of gypsum I chiselled out of a wadi south of Raqqa (Syria) in the 1980's. You wouldn't catch me there now......
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Gary W
A few years ago our geology club visited the Brightling gypsum mine in Sussex.  We were given a most interesting tour underground and were allowed to collect specimens of massive gypsum.
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