Selenite Crystals

Selenite, also known as Satin Spar and Desert Rose is a clear variety of gypsum, selenite crystals often form as seawater evaporates. As they become heavier, these crystals sink to the bottom of the sea bed. Strangely enough Selenite can be permanently damage if exposed to water, so do not cleanse or emerse it in water for any reason.

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Selenite is a colorless form of gypsum. Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of the same mineral gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure.

The four “crystalline” varieties of gypsum are sometimes grouped together and called Selenite. Also, because gypsum has natural thermal insulating properties, all varieties feel warm to the touch.

Although the name Selenite means ‘moonstone’ it has no connection with the other more beautiful and durable Moonstone gemstones. The silvery quality of the stone may have reminded those who name it of the moon, and in turn the Greek moon goddess Selene.

Selenite is said to be a powerful crystal of psychic communication. It will aid in interaction with one’s wise ancestors, angels and spirit guides as well as loved ones that have gone beyond.

Translucent Selenite has a very fine vibration and shall bring clarity of mind, opening the crown and higher chakras while accessing angelic consciousness and higher guidance. Pure Selenite is a link to the light body, helping to anchor it in the earth vibration.

 Brown, Greebm Brownish yellow, Greenish, Gray Green, Gray White
Moh’s hardness: 2
Specific gravity: 2.3
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Uneven
Crystal system: Monoclinic
Chemical composition: CaSO4·2H2O