'Gypsum (selenite) from Naica, Mexico'

'Gypsum (selenite) from Naica, Mexico'

C001/4359 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 28.2MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Gypsum, hydrated calcium sulfate, is a common and abundant mineral throughout the world. It occurs near ore deposits, in massive beds, in caves, and in veins where hot mineral solutions have cooled or evaporated. Gypsum cave formations sometimes look like floral arrays, but immense crystals are known from a number of localities. Perhaps the most unique is at Naica, Mexico, where transparent gypsum crystals (called selenite) are found, along with spectacular gypsum crystals that can reach a length of nearly 100 feet. The 'Cave of Swords' at Naica is famous for sprays of excellent gypsum crystals that are 5-10 feet long.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: arem collection, calcium sulfate, crystal, crystals, geology, gypsum, hydrated calcium sulfate, mineral, mineralogy, minerals, nature, object, ores, selenite, specimen, specimens, still life, sulfate

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.