Gypsum, Nashik, India #M70
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Gypsum occurs in evaporating sea beds. Gypsum has a low solubility so it becomes one of the first minerals to separate and be deposited when the ocean brine evaporates. Gypsum crystallizes in a variety of forms: granular masses, fibrous shapes, and crystals that have prismatic, needle-like, and tabular configurations. Gypsum in the form of crystals is also known as Selenite. Gypsum formed as hard masses is also known as Alabaster. Gypsum found with a silky luster is known as Satin Spar. Rosette shaped gypsum are called Desert Roses. Gypsum comes in a wide range of colors from white and colorless to hues of yellow, green, pink, red, blue, brown and black. The name Gypsum comes from the Greek word meaning plaster or chalk. Gypsum has been used since the Egyptians, as plaster for walls and building materials, for statute carving, as an adhesive, and as filler in pigments.
SIZE: 15 CMS X 10 CMS
WEIGHT: 370 GMS
Location: Nashik, Maharashtra
Year Of Find: 2009
Chemical Composition: CaSO4.2H2O
Gypsum Healing Properties:
Gypsum fosters energetic support for bone strength and growth. Gypsum may be useful for improving the elasticity of skin and tissue.
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