Selenite is a varietal name of Gypsum, which is one of the more common minerals in sedimentary environments. It's primarily composed of Hydrated CalciumSulphate , it forms when limestone is attacked by sulphuric acid. It is a major rock forming mineral that produces massive beds, usually from precipitation out of highly saline waters. Gypsum has several variety names that are widely used in the mineral trade. "Selenite" is the colorless and transparent variety that shows a pearl like luster and has been described as having a moon like glow. Another variety is a compact fibrous aggregate called "satin spar" This variety has a very satin like look that gives a play of light up and down the fibrous crystals.
This selenite candle holder is made from a rough piece of clear Selenite, it uses a tea-light candle. The hole has been drilled extra deep into the candle holder to ensure maximum glow and luminosity from the candle light.
Dimensions: Average size 2 1/2" Tall x 2 1/2" Diameter
Location: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Type: Representative item