Gypsum Var. Selenite
Cabinet, 13.0 x 11.3 x 6.4 cm
Level 9, Mina Ingletierra, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Richard Heck

This is an aesthetic, jackstraw cluster of glassy and gemmy, colorless gypsum crystals, to 8.5 cm in length. The crystals are so limpid that the matrix can be seen through them. They have internal phantoms, adding character, and this also makes them distinct from the modern specimens here. The largest crystal is also doubly terminated. Considering that gypsum is so soft, and often mined as decorator items, it is actually not that easy to get fine, large specimens of this quality. the clarity and luster on the piece are outstanding, top percentile.