Gypsum/Selenite
2.64 lbs of Enchanting Natural Orange Selenite
2.64 POUNDS of Beautiful ORANGE SELENITE from Pakistan.  The photos show this specimen in its natural state. Excellent
Carving rough!
This Selenite specimen weighs 2.64 lbs (1198g) and measures 4.7 x 3 x 3 inches (12 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Item # SEL09114851
2.64 lbs of Enchanting
Natural Orange Selenite

$32.00
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Polishers Laps Saws
Item # ABS06119962
Rare Butterscotch Selenite
Cluster from Australia
$56.25
Australian (Butterscotch)
Selenite Cluster
Absolutely stunning double
layer Selenite Acicular Crystal
formation with crystal sizes from
very fine to 14mm wide and up
to 45mm long. Their coloring is
a butterscotch showing a
transparent to a translucent
clarity. This desirable specimen
comes from Australia. This
specimen is EXTREMELY
Fragile. Care will be taken in
packing, but some of these
crystals may be damaged in
shipping.
weighs  0.24lb (108g)   
measures
3 x 2.4 x 2.1 in
( 77 x 61 x 53 mm )
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Bladed Gypsum from
New Mexico
Nice Old Stock specimen of
Bladed Gypsum Selenite
crystals collected near
Socorro, New Mexico during
the early 1980's.

This specimen weighs
0.29 lbs (134g) and measures
2.9 x 2.4 x 1.7"  (7.3 x 6.3 x 4.5cm)
Item # GYP02132121
Bladed Gypsum from New
Mexico

$28.00
Item # SEL07111832

Selenite Plates on Matrix
from Mexico
Selenite Plates on Matrix
from Mexico

Nice Old Stock specimen of  
Selenite Plates on a
Chalcedony base with
acicular quartz needles and
unidentified cubes.

This Selenite specimen weighs
1.7 lbs (787g)

and measures 5.9 x 3.6 x 4.8"
(15 x 9.1 x 12.3cm)
This piece is from our personal collection which we
are reluctantly reducing in size in preparation of
our upcoming move
Orange Selenite
Orange Selenite is a very impressive stone. It has a peachy
orange color and has white fibrous strands as you can see from
the rough sides. It carves and polishes easily and displays a
brilliant orange (see picture on right side) when backlit or placed
on a lighted display. Most of this is found in Pakistan or Morocco
and is rather difficult to find quality specimens for carving as
other minerals form in the selenite. Most of the less pure
specimens are made into candle holders for Tea Light or Votive
styles of Candles.
2.84 lbs of Enchanting Natural Orange Selenite
2.84 POUNDS of Beautiful ORANGE SELENITE from Pakistan.  The photos show this specimen in its natural state. Excellent
Carving rough!
This Selenite specimen weighs 2.84 lbs (1290g) and measures 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7" (12 x 9.3 x 6.9 cm)
Item # SEL09114071
2.84 lbs of Enchanting
Natural Orange Selenite

$35.00
3.29 lbs of Enchanting Natural Orange Selenite
3.29 POUNDS of Beautiful ORANGE SELENITE from Pakistan.  The photos show this specimen in its natural state. Excellent
Carving rough!
This Triangular shaped Selenite specimen weighs 3.29 lbs (1496g)  and measures
5.7 x 5.1 x 5.3" (14.6 x 12.9 x 13.4 cm) on the sides and thickness is 2.2" (5.7cm) stepped up to 3.2"(8.3cm)
Item # SEL09114791
3.29 lbs of Enchanting
Natural Orange Selenite

$42.00
2.94 lbs Natural Orange Selenite Candle Holder
2.94 POUNDS of ORANGE SELENITE from Pakistan. The photos show this specimen in its natural state. Please note the
mineral vein of grey mineral and the dark brown spots on the sides. This creates a very interesting color shading when
backlit or with candles. This piece is drilled to accept either Tea Light or Votive Candles
This Selenite Candle Holder weighs 2.94 lbs (1334g)  and measures
roughly 3.8 inches in diameter (9.7cm) and stands 3.6 inches tall (9.1cm)
Item # SEL09118801
2.94 lbs of Natural Orange
Selenite Candle Holder

$19.95
This Gypsum Selenite is from Hanksville in Wayne County, Utah
Gypsum Selenite has many interesting properties, and has very unique crystal habits. Many Gypsum
crystals are found perfectly intact without distortions or parts broken off. Such crystals are found in a clay
beds as floater crystals, where they fully form without being attached to a matrix.  Most Gypsum has some
matrix attached. Clear or colorless Gypsum is often referred to as selenite Ice due to its high sheen.
Fibrous compact white Gypsum is referred to as White Gypsum Satin Spar due to its satin sheen. Gypsum
has the same composition as the mineral Anhydrite, except it has water in its structure. Many Anhydrite
specimens absorb water, transforming into Gypsum. Gypsum specimens show evidence of the
transformation by developing disintegrating layers that appear to spread due to the expansion from the
added water. Gypsum specimens should only be cleaned with water. Soaps and detergents should never
be used because they can infiltrate the crevices of a crystal and ruin its beautiful luster.
3.92 lbs of White Gypsum Selenite Satin Spar
3.92 POUNDS of  SELENITE SATIN SPAR from Utah. Very nice compact mass of parallel fibrous Gypsum crystals known
as Satin Spar. A nice rough piece for carving or for a display specimen that has a satin sheen.
This Selenite Satin Spar weighs 3.92 lbs (1780g)
and measures roughly 4.3 x 5.1 x 2.4 inches (11 x 13.1 x 6.2cm)
Item # SEL09112532
3.92 lbs of White Gypsum
Selenite Satin Spar

$42.95
3.94 lbs Natural Colorless Selenite Ice
3.94 POUNDS of Selenite Ice from Hanksville in Wayne County, Utah. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Excellent stepping and sheet layer formation visible from the edges.
This Selenite Ice weighs 3.94 lbs (1789g)  and measures
roughly 7.4 x 6.9 x 1.4" (18.8 x 17.5 x 3.6cm)
Item # SEL09110791
3.94 lbs of Colorless
Gypsum Selenite Ice

$37.00
4 lbs Natural Colorless Selenite Ice
4 POUNDS of Selenite Ice from Hanksville in Wayne County, Utah. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Excellent straight and twisting sheet layer formation visible from the edges. Excellent high sheen!
This Selenite Ice weighs 4 lbs (1823g)  and measures
roughly 7.1 x 7.6 x 1.4" (18.2 x 19.4 x 3.7cm)
Item # SEL09111791
4 lbs of Colorless
Gypsum Selenite Ice

$38.00
2.86 lbs Natural Gypsum Selenite with Matrix
2.86 lbs of Gypsum Selenite with matrix from Utah. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Multiple straight sheet layer formation visible from the cut edges (cut 2 sides).
This Selenite weighs 2.86 lbs (1298g)  and measures
roughly 7.2 x 6.2 x 1.3" (18.4 x 15.9 x 3.4cm)
Item # SEL09114421
2.86 lbs of Gypsum
Selenite with Matrix

$22.00
1.34 lbs Natural Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Las Vegas Nevada
1.34 lbs of Gypsum Selenite with matrix from Nevada. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Multiple sheet layer formation visible from the edges. Matrix is mixed throughout the selenite...this is
sometimes referred to as "Dirty Ice" Selenite
This Selenite weighs 1.34 lbs (609g)  and measures
roughly 6.7 x 6.3 x 0.7" (17 x 16 x 1.9cm)
Item # SEL09112280
1.34 lbs of Gypsum
Selenite with Matrix

$17.00
3.66 lbs Natural Clear/White Gypsum Selenite
3.86 lbs of Selenite from Hanksville in Wayne County, Utah. The
photos show this specimen in its natural state. Excellent straight
and twisting sheet layer formation visible from the edges.
Excellent sheen!
This Selenite weighs 3.66 lbs (1660g)  and measures
roughly 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.1" (24.2 x 16 x 2.9cm)
Item # SEL09114641
3.66 lbs of Clear/White
Gypsum Selenite

$30.00
Stunning Colorless Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old collecting
site between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver Springs. The photos
show this specimen in its natural state. Beautiful crystal formations on a
matrix with a green coloring. This is Old Stock Material found years ago. This
came from a collection from the 1930's through the 1950's

This Selenite weighs 4.76 oz (135g)  and measures
roughly 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.1" (59.7 x 43.6 x 29.6mm)
Item # SEL0911999A
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $22.00
Stunning Colorless Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old collecting
site between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver Springs. The photos
show this specimen in its natural state. Beautiful crystal formations on a
matrix with a brown iron coloring. This is Old Stock Material found years ago.
This came from a collection from the 1930's through the 1950's

This Selenite weighs 4.56 oz (129g)  and measures
roughly 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.2" (53.7 x 41.7 x 32.5mm)
Item # SEL0911999B
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $22.00
Clear Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old
collecting site between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver
Springs. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Beautiful crystal formations on a matrix with a green coloring. This
is Old Stock Material found years ago. This came from a collection
from the 1930's through the 1950's

This Selenite weighs 2.3 oz (65g)  and measures
roughly 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9" (44 x 30 x 23mm)
Item # SEL0911999C
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $10.00
Clear Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old
collecting site between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver
Springs. The photos show this specimen in its natural state.
Beautiful crystal formations on a matrix with a green coloring. This
is Old Stock Material found years ago. This came from a collection
from the 1930's through the 1950's

This Selenite weighs 3.1 oz (89g)  and measures
roughly 2 x 1.4 x 1.1" (52 x 37 x 29mm)
Item # SEL0911999D
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $14.00
Clear Selenite Crystal Tabs on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old collecting site
between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver Springs. The photos show
this specimen in its natural state. Beautiful crystal formations on a matrix with a
tan coloring. This is Old Stock Material found years ago. This came from a
collection from the 1930's through the 1950's
This Selenite weighs 1.8 oz (51g)  and measures
roughly 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.1" (46 x 34 x 28mm)
Item # SEL0911999E
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $25.00
Clear Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old collecting site
between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver Springs. The photos show
this specimen in its natural state. Beautiful crystal formations on a matrix with a
tan coloring. This is Old Stock Material found years ago. This came from a
collection from the 1930's through the 1950's
This Selenite weighs 3.7 oz (104g)  and measures
roughly 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9" (53 x 43 x 24mm)
Item # SEL0911999G
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $8.00
Clear Selenite Crystals on Matrix
Selenite Crystals on matrix from Weeks, Nevada. Weeks is an old collecting site
between Reno and Carson City east towards Silver Springs. The photos show
this specimen in its natural state. Beautiful crystal formations on a matrix with a
brown iron coloring. This is Old Stock Material found years ago. This came from
a collection from the 1930's through the 1950's
This Selenite weighs 2.4 oz (69g)  and measures
roughly 1.7 x 1.4 x 1" (45 x 37 x 27mm)
Item # SEL0911999H
Gypsum Selenite with Matrix from Nevada          $21.00
Australian (Butterscotch) Selenite Cluster
Absolutely stunning double layer Selenite Acicular Crystal formation with crystal
sizes from very fine to 15.8mm wide and up to 58mm long. Their coloring is a
butterscotch showing a transparent to a translucent clarity. This desirable specimen
from our personal collection comes from Australia. This specimen is EXTREMELY
Fragile. Extra-Care will be taken in packing, but some of these crystals could be
damaged in shipping.
Weight 4.6 oz  or 0.29lb (131g)  Measures 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.2" (13.9 x 9.3 x 5.8cm)
Item # ABS06137373
XL Rare Butterscotch Selenite
Cluster from Australia
$79.00
Gypsum is one of the most common, rock-forming minerals, developing thick beds formed by the evaporation of
extremely salt laden waters. Gypsum is associated with halite and sulfur. It is deposited from lakes, seawater, hot
springs, volcanic moisture, and sulfate solutions in underground veins. Anhydrite in underground veins can be
converted into gypsum by hydration from groundwater close to surface areas. Gypsum dissolves over time in
water, and is rarely found in the form of sand. A well known oddity is the White Sands National Monument in the
state of New Mexico. The unique conditions there have produced a 275 square mile area of white gypsum sand.
In 1933 President Herbert Hoover declared the gypsum dunes a protected national monument to prevent
commercialization of the area.

When heated under appropriate conditions, gypsum forms plaster of Paris. Gypsum is extremely useful for many
practical applications and for works of art. In particular, it is used for wallboard for buildings, as a component of
concrete for the construction of highways and bridges, and as a soil conditioner for agriculture. The Clear variety
is called selenite. The translucent variety, called alabaster, is a valuable ornamental stone. When converted to
plaster of Paris, it is used in sculpture, architecture, fire protection, and theatrical sets. There are many formations
of Gypsum that make outstanding collection specimens, and it is a favorite of rockhounds!



For a description from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsum
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