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More lovely gypsum. Click on the link for more photos.

The Red Hills of southern Kansas are made of Permian aged redbeds and are so riddled with gypsum veins, they’re also known as the Gypsum Hills. Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas this rock is even mined for gypsum to make wallboard. Today’s deskcrop is one of the gypsum vein fragments that made it back to my office. You can still see the very red soil, which I haven’t entirely washed off.

via Day #42 Deskcrop: Gypsum Veins » Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion Blog.

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

February 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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