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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gypsum in a finely granular form: a local name in Kansas and Texas, where this variety occurs.


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  • Several geological varieties exist: selenite is a clear crystal; satin spar is white and fibrous; alabaster is massive and normally white; and gypsite is a mixture of gypsum and white sand.

    6. Mouldmaking and Plaster of Paris


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