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MD-219119
Gorgeyite
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm
Inder B deposit and salt dome, Atyrau (Gur'yev), Atyrau Oblysy (Atyrau Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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Gorgeyite is a very rare, hydrated sulfate found in only four localities worldwide. This aesthetic, very sculptural specimen consists of extremely lustrous and gemmy, yellow-tan, multi-pronged crystals, some of which are doubly terminated. Most unusual for the quality and symmetry of the piece. This remote locality has produced best of species. A fine, pristine example obtained long ago from the Fersman Museum of Moscow.