Meet Selenite Gypsum – Our New Favorite Mineral!

selenite-stick-blog-picLove, love, love, love! Did I mention how much I just love these new Selenite Sticks? Selenite is a form of the mineral Gypsum. Satin spar, the more technically correct term for these sticks, is often used interchangeably with the term selenite.  For the purposes of this article, we will use the term selenite or satin spar selenite to keep things simple. Satin Spar Selenite is a fibrous variety of the gypsum mineral which forms in long strands. When the long strands form together in groups, they take the form of these super, awesome, cute “sticks.”

How to Identify Selenite:

Satin spar selenite has a beautiful white color and can also appear colorless. The luster is silky to pearly and sometimes vitreous (glassy). When testing the hardness, use your fingernail to scratch the surface. Selenite is very soft, being a 2 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Locations, Uses, and Cool Formation Features:

Nice samples of selenite are found in locations worldwide including Mexico, Italy, Russia, France, Canada and the United States. Selenite (gypsum) is a common material in paints, tile, drywall, blackboard chalk, fertilizer, and Plaster of Paris.  Selenite is a very popular metaphysical crystal and is associated with the seventh chakra or the crown chakra. The crown chakra is located at the top of your head and associated with enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, energy, perfection, spirituality, and intelligence.

Selenite sticks form in long, prismatic crystals parallel to one another. These mass of crystals form the long sticks. Often, these sticks for in rock seams in the parent rock.

Most of our samples sizes are generally 3-4 inches in length but can vary based on availability and natural crystal shape. You can check out our selenite sticks here.





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