Mineral of the month: gypsum




The earliest known use of gypsum as a building material was in Anatolia (in what is now Turkey) around 6000 B.C. It has been found on the interiors of the great pyramids in Egypt, which were erected in about 3700 B.C. Now an average new American home contains more than 7 metric tons of gypsum in the form of more than 6,000 square feet of wallboard.
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Title Mineral of the month: gypsum
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2004
Issue December
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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