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Gypsum, Australia

Posted by Ralph Bottrill  
avatar Gypsum, Australia
April 16, 2009 12:59AM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities?

Gypsum
Ca[SO4].2H2O Monoclinic

Gypsum 20cm© Rob Lavinsky

Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia


Australia
New South Wales, Windeyer Co. Coombah, Woolcunda Station

Gypsum 20cm tall© Greg Murray
Gypsum 12cm wide© 2002 John H. Betts


Australia
New South Wales, Yancowinna Co., Broken Hill, North Mine

Gypsum on matrix 10cm wide© Greg Murray



Australia
Queensland, Mt Isa - Cloncurry area, Selwyn District, Mt Elliott Mine

Gypsum ~10cm wide©



Australia
South Australia, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, Stuart Shelf area, Mt Gunson, Mount Gunson Mine

Gypsum ~18cm wide© Alan Goldstein



Australia
South Australia, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, Stuart Shelf area, Mt Gunson, Pernatty Lagoon

Gypsum 9.6cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Gypsum crystals to 3mm© Dan Weinrich


Australia
South Australia, Ceduna region - Nullarbor Plain, Wirrulla

Gypsum 5cm tall© Martins da Pedra



Australia
South Australia, Eyre peninsula, Middleback Range, Sinclairs Gap Lake

Gypsum 10.8cm tall© Rob Lavinsky



Australia
South Australia, Eyre Peninsula, Middleback Range, Whyalla

Gypsum 10.3cm wide© Rob Lavinsky
Gypsum crystals 23cm wide© Phil B.


Australia
South Australia, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area, Corunna Station, Lake Gilles

Gypsum 4.4cm tall© Rob Lavinsky
Gypsum 8.8cm wide© Rob Lavinsky



Australia
South Australia, Mt Lofty Ranges, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Lochiel, Lake Bumbunga

Gypsum 2.5cm wide© R. Bottrill


Australia
South Australia, Yorke Peninsula, Pine Point, Dead Horse Bay

Gypsum 10,5cm tall© Nuno Miguel Santos



Australia
Victoria, Bolton

Gypsum FOV 13.5cm© Judy Rowe


Gypsum from a small salt lake at Bolton. This habit has been described as being like pom-poms.


Australia
Victoria, Chinkapook, Myall Lakes Reserve

Gypsum 15cm tall© Ryan Eagle



Australia
Victoria, Swan Hill

Gypsum crystal cluster 20cm wide© 2002 John H. Betts
Gypsum crystal cluster 15cm wide© Tony Peterson


Australia
Victoria, Swan Hill, Chinkapook Lake

Gypsum 2.6cm tall© 2007 Peter Cristofono



Australia
Western Australia, Comet Vale Township, Lake Goongarrie

Gypsum 10cm tall© Nuno Miguel Santos



Australia
Western Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City, Kalgoorlie, Salt Lake City

Gypsum 8.5cm wide



Australia
Western Australia, Mount Magnet, Water Tank Hill mine

Gypsum 5.5cm tall©



Click here for Best Minerals Gypsum Fast Navagation and here for Best Minerals G and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

Regards,
Ralph



Edited 15 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2012 09:42AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Australia
March 26, 2012 12:58AM
Ralph,
This is data you generated and was in the Best Minerals, Australia thread that I deleted.


Gypsum
Ca[SO4].2H2O Monoclinic

Coombah, Windeyer Co., New South Wales, Australia
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Woolcunda Station, Windeyer Co., New South Wales, Australia
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North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
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Mt Elliott mine, QLD

Mount Gunson Mine, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
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Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
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Wirrulla, Ceduna region - Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Selenite crystal with 5cm - November of 2006

Sinclairs Gap Lake, Middleback Range, Eyre peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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10.8 x 9.8 x 6.0 cm. A UNIQUE and DRAMATIC herringbone-shaped CABINET cluster of lustrous and translucent, light brown gypsum blades. The cluster looks like a Christmas tree and the blades reach 6.7 cm.

Whyalla, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Lake Gilles, Corunna Station, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area, South Australia, Australia
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A HIGHLY UNUSUAL, nearly transparent, colorless and doubly terminated hourglass twinned gypsum crystal from the famous Lake Gilles of South Australia, Australia. Lake Gilles produces some of the most unusual gypsum crystal forms in the world.
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Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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A twinned gypsum "fish" with mud inclusions, found in the muds of the salt lake at Lochiel. About 25mm long.

Dead Horse Bay, Pine Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Approx, size 10,5 x 9,5 x 5 cm

Bolton, Victoria, Australia
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Gypsum from a small salt lake at Bolton. This habit has been described as being like pom-poms. Field of view: 13.5cm.

Myall Lakes Reserve, Chinkapook, Victoria, Australia
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Height of specimen 15cm.

Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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Large cluster of translucent selenite crystals with yellow internal zones below the terminations. Overall size of mineral specimen: 20x15x12 cm. Size of individual crystals: 5-80 mm.
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Chinkapook Lake, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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Gypsum crystals to 26 mm.

Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia
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Approx, size 10 x 7,5 x 5 cm

Salt Lake City, Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City, Western Australia, Australia
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Approx, size 7,5 x 8,5 x 7,5 cm

Water Tank Hill mine, Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia
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Approx, size 5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Australia
March 26, 2012 01:03AM
These are localities that I picked out with some of the links to the better images to of Gypsums from Australia that may be of some use for improving the article. All of the Australian gypsum images were examined on 25 March 2012.

Woolcunda Station, Coombah, Windeyer Co., New South Wales,

Australia
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Junction Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales,

Australia
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North Mine (North Broken Hill Mine; NBH Mine), Broken Hill,

Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
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Mount Elliott Mine, Selwyn District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area,

Queensland, Australia
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Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South

Australia, Australia
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Mount Gunson Mine, Mount Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka

Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
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Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges -

Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
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Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy - Everard Range Regions, South Australia,

Australia
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Sinclair Gap Lake, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South

Australia, Australia
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Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Myall Creek, Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Lake Gilles, Corunna Station, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area,

South Australia, Australia
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Morgan, Murray Basin, South Australia, Australia
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Bolton, Victoria, Australia
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Myall Lakes Reserve, Chinkapook, Victoria, Australia
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Lake Charm, Victoria, Australia
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Carwarp, Mildura district, Victoria, Australia
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Northern Gypsum workings, Piangil, Victoria, Australia
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Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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Chinkapook Lake, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia
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Salt Lake City, Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City,

Goldfields-Esperance region, Western Australia, Australia
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North Kalgoorlie, Goldfields-Esperance region, Western Australia,

Australia
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Water Tank Hill mine, Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia
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Lake Lefroy, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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