Gypsum Photos 
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2011-R.Weller

 
gypsum-variety selenite-crystal

Ellsworth, Ohio
Gypsum is hydrous calcium sulfate.  When it occurs in a clear, transparent form,
it is also known as selenite.  When gypsum is allow to crystallize in an unrestricted
environment, it forms the typical shape seen below.

 


gypsum                                                                                                                                   selenite1
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.