Polarized Light Microscopy Digital Image Gallery

Gypsum

Gypsum can be found around the world in a variety of forms and is often known by different names based upon its appearance. When it occurs as clear, well-developed crystals, gypsum is commonly referred to as selenite. However, the fibrous form of the mineral, which has a characteristic luster, is known as satin spar. It is this form of gypsum that finds use in a wide variety of jewelry and ornamental work. Massive deposits of fine-grained gypsum, on the other hand, are most commonly called alabaster, a material frequently utilized to construct statues


© 1995-2013 by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders. Use of this website means you agree to all of the Legal Terms and Conditions set forth by the owners.
This website is maintained by our
Graphics & Web Programming Team
in collaboration with Optical Microscopy at the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Last modification: Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 03:51 PM
Access Count Since November 20, 2003: 6069
Microscopes provided by:
Visit the Nikon website. Visit the Olympus Microscopy Resource Center website.