Description

    Görgeyite
    Inder B deposit and salt dome
    Atyrau, Atyrau Province
    Kazakhstan
    3.81 x 3.03 x 0.45 inches (9.68 x 7.70 x 1.15 cm)


    While not from the type locality of Austria for this mineral variety, it does come from the exotic country of Kazakhstan. This example is a large, smooth single terminated crystal of tannish brown coloration and was purported to be from the Moscow Museum. This calcium sulfate usually crystallizes as Gypsum but, under narrow conditions, will be found like this huge terminated crystal of a very rare mineral Görgeyite.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-12th Thursday-Thursday
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