Gypsum with Calcite & Pyrite (Fluorescent) - Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
WxHxD: 15.5x9x9.5cm= 6.1x3.5x3.7in
Gypsum commonly forms in several environments, ranging from sedimentary evaporite deposits to hydrothermal vein deposits. It can occur in massive granular form (alabaster), translucent white crystals (selenite is one variety), and as desert “roses.” It has extensive practical uses, such as fertilizer (for sulfur) and as building material (plaster of Paris, dry wall). Giant crystals of gypsum occur in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals and Cave of Swords.
CaSO4 · 2H2O; Hardness 2; Monoclinic
Calcite forms in many different geologic environments. Usually colorless or white it can occur in many tints due to the inclusion of minor constituents during formation. It has possibly more habits of occurrence than any other mineral.
CaCO3 Hardness 3; trigonal
Pyrite is an iron sulfide that forms at high and low temperatures and occurs, usually in small quantities, in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. worldwide. The mineral is named after “pyr” (“fire”), because striking it against another hard material produces sparks. It is also known as “fool’s gold”
FeS2; Hardness 6-6.5; isometric
Gypsum supports personal growth and transformation. It has been used in the center position of medicine wheels to synthesize the six directions and promote heart-centered thinking and action.
Calcite is used for energy cleansing and amplification and is excellent for support in learning new things and progressing in a healing practice. The Iceland Spar variety is exceptionally well suited for awareness in communication, increasing clarity and reminding us that words can have two meanings.
Pyrite provides support for protection on many levels – from the energy of electromagnetic and other pollution, from negative emotional energy, and physical danger. Pyrite also supports the attainment of perfect well-being through intuitive knowledge of universal perfection. Its “fire” gives it a warm energy, and it supports most third chakra aspects.
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