Gypsum

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Gypsum companies in Pakistan are working in different ways but we aim to exceed customer’s expectations and excel in quality through continual improvements.

Gypsum is an evaporite mineral (a natural salt or mineral deposit left after the evaporation of a body of water.) most commonly found in covered muddy deposits in association with halite, anhydrite, sulfur, calcite and dolomite. Gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O) is very similar to Anhydrite (CaSO4). The chemical difference is that gypsum contains two waters and anhydrite is without water. Gypsum is the most common sulfate mineral.

Physical Properties of Gypsum

Chemical Classification sulfate
Color clear, colorless, white, gray, yellow, red, brown
Streak White
Luster vitreous, silky, sugary
Diaphaneity transparent to translucent
Cleavage perfect
Mohs Hardness 2
Specific Gravity 2.3
Diagnostic Properties cleavage, specific gravity, low hardness
Chemical Composition hydrous calcium sulfate, CaSO4.2H2O
Crystal System monoclinic

Uses of Gypsum?

  1. Manufacturing of wallboards.
  2. Manufacturing of Cement.
  3. Manufacturing of Plaster of Paris.
  4. Best for the soil conditioning.
  5. Varieties of gypsum used for a variety of ornamental purposes, however their low hardness limits their durability.