Selenite

Selenite is a transparent variety of gypsum, a calcium sulphate dihydrate. Geologically it is secondary gypsum, obtained from a solution of saturated gypsum water, which redeposit in a fracture of the rock giving rise to a vein or translucent lode, practically transparent. Crystals are usually tabular, reticular and columnar, often without imperfections and inclusions; they are transparent, colorless and with glassy lustre. Selenite can be translucent, opaque and colored if inclusions of other minerals, druses, dendrites, fluids or fossils are present. Selenite crystals sometimes form in thin tabular or micaceous laminae; selenite crystals can also be arranged according to a desert rose like structure, in association with other transparent tabular crystals. Selenite crystals can be found either attached to the rock matrix, or as free-floating crystals, often in clay beds.
The name derives from the Greek "selene" or "moon" because of the use that the Greeks made of it for the production of transparent plates that had the function of glass with white reflections similar to those of the Moon. Even in Roman times it was used as a building material for windows with the name of "lapis specularis" when the manufacture of flat glass was still unknown.
Selenite deposits are found in Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Spain and Italy in Sicily and in Romagna.

Gypsite in Calcite Geode
0cm

€3,000.00 Ex Tax: €3,000.00

This particular calcite geode sees within it two other distinct minerals. The center is occupied by the selenite having an amorphous form, while in the upper part a small area is occupied by amethyst ..

Gypsite with Calcite
0cm

€950.00 Ex Tax: €950.00

Precious formation of stratified Selenite.Transparency and shine make this sculpture a brilliant work art of nature. The coldness of the ice the hardness and fragility of the crystal and the intense h..

Ice Spear
36cm

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When you see for the firs time a selenite, its coloro will immediately attract your attention. It is perfect for a stone that represents mental clearness.In this geode we can see a bed of amethyst and..

Natural Selenite Sculpture
33cm

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Selenite is one of the most beautiful and elegant crystals in nature. Its pure pristine white combined with the lilac color of the amethyst born on the perimeter, it is of a breathtaking beauty. besid..

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Gypsite in Calcite Geode
0cm

€3,000.00 Ex Tax: €3,000.00

This particular calcite geode sees within it two other distinct minerals. The center is occupied by the selenite having an amorphous form, while in the upper part a small area is occupied by amethyst ..

Gypsite with Calcite
0cm

€950.00 Ex Tax: €950.00

Precious formation of stratified Selenite.Transparency and shine make this sculpture a brilliant work art of nature. The coldness of the ice the hardness and fragility of the crystal and the intense h..

Ice Spear
36cm

-

When you see for the firs time a selenite, its coloro will immediately attract your attention. It is perfect for a stone that represents mental clearness.In this geode we can see a bed of amethyst and..

Natural Selenite Sculpture
33cm

-

Selenite is one of the most beautiful and elegant crystals in nature. Its pure pristine white combined with the lilac color of the amethyst born on the perimeter, it is of a breathtaking beauty. besid..

Showing 1 to 4 of 4 (1 Pages)