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Gypsum 2 1/2 Inch
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Very nice gypsum specimens mined by Kidz Rocks from the Livingston Quarry of Palos Verde peninsula of California. You will receive one specimen that is 2 1/2 inch to 3 1/2 inches. A must have for every respectable mineral collection.


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You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.


Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dehydrate. The name Gypsum comes from the Greek wordsgypsos which means plaster. Gypsum comes from the Greek, gyps meaning burned mineral. Because the gypsum from the quarries of the Montmartre district of Paris has long furnished burnt gypsum used for various purposes, this material has been called plaster of Paris.

Gypsum is moderately water-soluble. gypsum forms some of the largest crystals found in nature. Crystals of gypsum up to 36 feet long have been found in the caves of the Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. The largest of those crystals weighs 82,500 pounds and is around 500,000 years old.

In the early nineteenth century it was regarded as an almost miraculous fertilizer. American farmers were so anxious to acquire it that a lively smuggling trade with Nova Scotia evolved, resulting in the so-called Plaster War of 1812. Orbital pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the existence of gypsum dunes in the northern polar region of Mars.

HEALING PROPERTIES

A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. The powerful energies of Selenite help one connect with one's guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and Higher Self. Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection.

Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility. Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space. Meditating with Selenite aids in access to past and future lives. Selenite brings mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem. Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection. The powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for all types of spiritual work. Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.

Physically, Selenite removes energy blockages from physical and Etheric bodies. It can reverse the effects of ?free radicals? to heal and repair on the cellular level. Selenite is associated with the spine and the skeletal system. Selenite can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury fillings in dental work. Selenite is also good for breast feeding.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: White, colorless or gray, but can also be shades of red, brown and yellow

Luster: Vitreous to pearly especially on cleavage surfaces

Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent

Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m

Crystal Habits: Tabular, bladed or blocky crystals with a slanted parallelogram outline. The pinacoid faces dominate with jutting prism faces on the edges of the tabular crystals. Long thin crystals show bends and some specimens bend into spirals called "Ram's Horn Selenite" Two types of twinning are common and one produces a "spear head twin" or "swallowtail twin" while the other type produces a "fishtail twin". Also massive, crusty, granular, earthy and fiberous.

Cleavage: Good in one direction and distinct in two others

Fracture: Uneven but rarely seen

Hardness: 2

Specific Gravity: 2.3

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: halite, calcite, sulfur, pyrite, borax and many others.

Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, flexible crystals, cleavage and hardness


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