This is satin spar.
Selenite occurs naturally as a clear piece often with inclusions. True Selenite is a variety of gypsum and is often confused with another variety, satin spar. They are the same mineral, a form of of gypsum, but they crystallized differently to form either Selenite or Satin Spar. Another form of gypsum is Desert Rose, which is mixed with sand particles, and gypsum can also be found in beautiful tabular crystals. (reference 3)
Selenite is the most famous of the two names, but Selenite crystals are actually much rarer than Satin Spar. Selenite forms in large flat, transparent crystals that are often called “plates” or “windows”. They have very thin sheets and can flake apart. Utah is famous for it's high quality Selenite plates. (reference 3)
We agree with Fairy Leonies, "If you are drawn to Satin Spar (what is regularly available), it doesn't mean that it won't have the same effect as true Selenite for you. You're attracted to it for a reason - go with that." (reference 4)
Selenite is a popular crystal when it comes to cleansing and clearing the home or office space. It dispels negative energy and enhances clarity, focus and creates calm in any space.
It is said that Selenite opens channels into other worlds. It enhances team spirit in groups and organizations so it’s a great crystal to have in your work environment. (reference 2)
Satin Spar crystals are fibrous and white, often seen in little mountains, as raw rulers or wands, or polished into palmstones and spheres with a “cats eye” effect. Satin Spar has fibre optic properties, which means light can pass through the crystal in a certain direction. If you take a section of Satin Spar, and polished the ends flat, then you will be able to see through it. (reference 3)
Collected in Morocco
Length is approx.: 8" Widths can range from .5"-2" Thicknesses range .5"-1.5"
Note: You get 1 piece similar to the ones pictured. We will choose a crystal that matches this description for you. The stones shown are for illustration as these are natural items please expect some variance from item to item. Crystals supplied will be very similar but not identical.
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