rock gypsum


rock gypsum
   A sedimentary rock (evaporite) composed primarily of mineral gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O). The rock is generally massive, ranges from coarse crystalline to fine granular, may show disturbed bedding due to hydration expansion of parent anhydrite (anhydrous CaSO4), and may exhibit rhythmic sedimentation (rhymites).
   Compare: gypsite.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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