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Selenite
2005-05-25 18:13:45

Selenite (chemical formula: CaSO4·2H2O) is a hydrous calcium sulfate, meaning it is composed of oxygen, sulfur, hydrogen, calcium and water. It is basically a glassy, well-crystallized form of gypsum and is often referred to as satin spar. Selenite is soft, and can easily be scratched with a fingernail. The thin crystals can be slightly flexible, but will snap if bent too far. Some...

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