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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2014 19:05    Post subject: Hourglass Selenite  

As you can see I have quite a bit. Looking to expand my collection so I am open to anything really. Just hit me up on here. The selenite crystal blades range in size from 1/2 an inch all the way to 7 plus inches and have iron inclusions forming an hourglass shape. Can do trades of singles to hundreds of crystals. Some clusters also. No cash offers only trades.


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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2014 19:34    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

interesting.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 00:31    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

Iron inclusions? I believe they are sand inclusions.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 07:03    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

Hi Carles

I don't know anything about sand inclusions in the gypsums but wonder why sand would arrange itself in the lattice in a repeatable pattern? Some gypsums display the figure 8 hourglass pattern under fluorescent light which would lead me to believe it would be a chemical inclusion. Anyone have information on this?
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 10:15    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

Carles Curto wrote:
Iron inclusions? I believe they are sand inclusions.

Carles is correct. The inclusions in these gypsum crystals are sand particles. The color comes from iron oxide which imparts a reddish-brown color to many of our central Oklahoma soils.
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2014 12:07    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

Hi to everybody!
According to the pictures, it seems the inclusions are sand particles, as well as Michael and Carles say. However I have a gypsum crystal with native copper inclusions, coming from the US (I don't remember the proper locality, sorry!).
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2014 11:05    Post subject: Re: Hourglass Selenite  

Oh well, I got schooled a little, but if no one trades I am going to build a castle with my extras. I live near the location and have too much fun digging them but get too many.
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