Mineral resource of the month: gypsum




You may not realize it, but the walls of your office are probably made from a mineral: gypsum. Gypsum is an abundant, evaporite-derived sedimentary mineral with deposits located throughout the world. It is often associated with paleoenvironmental lake and marine environments. In its pure form, gypsum consists of calcium sulfate dihydrate, although most crude gypsum naturally occurs in combination with anhydrite, clay, dolomite and/or limestone.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: gypsum
Series title Earth
Volume 56
Issue 8
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
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First page 27
Last page 27
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