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SATIN SPAR - Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

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SATIN SPAR

A beautiful, fibrous variety of gypsum


Scunthorpe bypass, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
 
Approximately 220 million years ago, during the time of the first dinosaurs, England was a hot, featureless land with many large saline lakes in the Midlands area.  During dry seasons these lakes evaporated leaving behind thick deposits of rock salt and gypsum. 

This is a very good example of satin spar. It has a very attractive sheen and is translucent when held up to a strong light.
  
It was collected in 1977 during construction of the Scunthorpe bypass.

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Size:  7.5 x 6 x 3 centimetres
Weight:  214 grams

PRICE: £12.00