"Elephant Ear" Selenite (Sand Rose Gypsum)

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Elephant Ear Selenite is a specific formation of gypsum "petals" that contains inclusions of sand granules. These specimens closely resemble some of the highly sought-after gypsum roses found across the United States and Canada. This is a lovely species that displays nicely without a stand.

Size: 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.1 in.

Weight: 1.6 oz

Location: United States

Gypsum is a very popular mineral used around the world. It is often mined and used as a fertilizer. It is also part of many plasters, drywall, and chalks. It has been used for sculpture work during Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and Medieval Europe. Its name comes from the Greek word γύψος (gypsos). Crystallized gypsum is collected for its beautiful flattered, transparent, often twinned crystals. Many specimens also exhibit wonderful fluorescence and phosphorescence properties.

Gypsum is commonly used for increasing energetic flow and cleansing. many people will also use this mineral to help cleanse others.

Chemical Formula: CaSO4

You will receive the specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.