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Gypsum, France

Posted by Rock Currier  
Rock Currier June 17, 2009 08:41PM
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Combronde, Châtelguyon, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France

Combronde, Châtelguyon, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France

Ludes, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Angervilliers quarry, Essonne, Ile-de-France, France

Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

There are huge gypsum deposits in the Paris basin ("plaster of Paris"). Some fine crystals continue to be found around Paris. Parts of the city are underlain by underground gypsum mines (largely abandoned I believe). This 16-centimeter twinned crystal was dug up in the Montmarte District during installation of an underground electric cable in about 1997.

Lagny, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France

Vaujours, Le Raincy, Seine-Saint Denis, Ile-de-France, France

Nointel, Val d'Oise, Ile-de-France, France

Malvesi, Les Geyssières, Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Varangéville, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France

Gypsum quarry, Arignac, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Bedeilhac et Aynat, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Templeuve Quarry, Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Sinard, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2012 07:49PM by Rock Currier.
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