Selenite is an alternate name for the mineral Gypsum. The word Selenitecomes from the Greek “selenites”, meaning “moon stone” or “moon rock”, with the root word“Selene” meaning “Moon”, and for good reason - the mineral Selenite is thenear transparent and colourless crystal formof Gypsum that exudes a pearly lustrewhich glows and can very much resemble the moon. Selene is also the name of the Greek Goddess of the Moon (a.k.a. Artemis or Diana).Selenite is a holistic stone and crystal meaning helps in relief of stress and helps will power.selenite is often used to heal relationships. And improve clarity of mind.selenite has healing use for fetility,sex drive, and muscles.
Said to be the “Stone of Mental Clarity,” Selenite is thought to be a bringer of light.
Colour:White to colourless, and transparent to translucent.In some varieties, shades of red, brown, greenand yellow may be present due to inclusions of other minerals.
Lustre:Vitreous to Pearly, especially on cleavage surface.
Hardness: 2, andcan be scratched with a fingernail.
Notable Occurrences:Mexico; Italy; Utah and Colorado, US; Australia; Greece; Spain.
Best Field Indicators:Hardness, flexibility, cleavage,crystal