Name: Satin Spar v Selenite v Gypsum.
Location: Guilin Guanxi China.
Size: 170 x 160 x 80 mm.
Weight: 2970 gm.
Comment: A lovely transparent specimen of Satin Spar looks beautiful backlit in the cabinet. The Chinese love rocks with an unbelievable passion. They spray minerals with dyes, they carve them, they polish them,they even polish crystals to try and improve them.The picture marbles from the quarries of Dali are exquisite and so are the chrysanthemum stone loved by the Chinese. They try to do the same with Gypsum but it is not quite the same .The selenites remain fortunately good specimens.