Day #42 Deskcrop: Gypsum Veins

The Red Hills of southern Kansas are made of Permian aged redbeds and are so riddled with gypsum veins, they’re also known as the Gypsum Hills. Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas this rock is even mined for gypsum to make wallboard. Today’s deskcrop is one of the gypsum vein fragments that made it back to my office. You can still see the very red soil, which I haven’t entirely washed off.

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Gypsum Vein

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Gypsum Vein – Side View

Even though its still a weekday, I’ll throw in an outcrop GigaPan for good measure. Actually I thought I had already published this one on my blog, but apparently I had not.

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