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29.5" Selenite (var. Gypsum) from Naica

29.5" Selenite (var. Gypsum) from Naica
$4,950.00

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Gypsum var. Selenite
Naica mining district, Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
29.5 x 10.5 x 9.5 in

A MONSTER Selenite crystal tower from the classic Mexican locality in Naica, twinned down the center resulting in a repeated V-shaped twin formations. Has an iron stained clay inclusion through various layers causing the uncommon amber orange coloration you see present on this one of a kind specimens.
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Stunning Selenite crystal tower from the classic Mexican locality in Naica, twinned down the center resulting in a repeated V-shaped twin formations.

Made famous recently for the Giant Crystal Cave, discovered at a depth of 300 m, which also was a fantastic documentary on National Geographic.

In 1910 miners discovered a cavern beneath the Naica mine workings, the Cave of Swords (Spanish: Cueva de las Espadas). It is located at a depth of 120 m, above the Cave of Crystals, and contains spectacular, smaller (1 m long) crystals. It is speculated that at this level, transition temperatures may have fallen much more rapidly, leading to an end in the growth of the crystals.

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