52D Anhydrite with Dolomite
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Dolomite and gypsum

This is more obviously an anhydrite-gypsum sample. I guess the dolomite must be the dark brown grunge between the other crystals?

It is from the Maurice Black Stratigraphy Collection at Sedgwick Museum and was described as coarse anhydrite with dolomite. It is from the Permian Middle Evaporite Bed and was collected from the E2 borehole, 4180 feet, Aislaby, Yorkshire. This was at a time when the Northern England evaporite sequence had only just been discovered.

Rotation 1 - gypsum mainly - grey-pale yellow in XPL

Rotation 2 - mainly anhydrite but a few small prisms are also present. These may be gypsum or one of the more exotic evaporite minerals that I'm unfamiliar with (kieserite, kainite, sylvite, carnallite, colemanite)? We need some mineral VMs of these species.

Sample: SM1466

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E2 borehole, 4180 feet, Aislaby, Yorkshire
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Permian
Ma = Millions of years ago
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