Satin Spar

Satin Spar is a variety of Gypsum that is very often mislabelled as Selenite. It is very closely related, as they have the same chemical composition, but they have crystallised in a different way. Satin Spar forms in white, fibrous masses, and is often carved into hearts, eggs, spheres, bowls and mountain shapes, whereas Selenite forms in large clear plates which are very rarely polished.

Alternative Names Selenite, Feather Gypsum
Colour White, Orange
Hardness 2
Crystal system Monoclinic
Streak White
Lustre Silky
Main Locations Morocco, UK, USA
Chakra Crown
Zodiac Taurus
Numerology 8
Planetary Moon
Element Air