Wikijunior:Let's Talk about Crystallization in the Naica Mine/10 - Atoms and Molecules of Gypsum Crystals

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Gypsum crystals like the ones in Naica are made up of calcium, sulfate and water. Each atom of calcium is linked to a molecule of sulfate and two molecules of water.
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