Category – Sulfate Mineral
Chemical Formula Anhydrous calcium sulfate: CaSO4
Crystal Symmetry – Orthorhombic – massive
Color – Colorless to pale blue or violet if transparent; white, mauve, rose, pale brown or gray from included impurities.
Crystal Habit – Rare tabular and prismatic crystals. Usually occurs as fibrous, parallel veins that break off into cleavage fragments. Also occurs as grainy, massive, or nodular masses
Crystal System – Orthorhombic
Geography – Mexico, Peru
Mohs scale- 3.5
Luster Pearly, vitreous to greasy
Other Characteristics – Some specimens fluoresce; many more fluoresce after heating.
Anhydrite is calcium sulfate. The Calcium Sulfate forms from water loss in gypsum. The gypsum shrinks over time, making the structure of anhydrite opaque and compact.
Anhydrite was first discovered, in 1794, in a salt mine near Hall in Tirol, Austria. In this occurrence depth is critical since nearer the surface anhydrite has been altered to gypsum by absorption of circulating ground water.
Physical/Emotional Assists with opening the throat chakra, enabling higher levels of communication ( transmitting and receiving) with ones spiritual guides and angelic helpers.
Encourages awareness of being.
Healing Effects Assists both work with the 3rd eye and crown chakras to open spiritual perception and can be placed there for healing lay outs.
Personal Uses Carry Angelite with you to remind you of your connection to your guides and Angels.
Chakras - Throat, 3rd eye, crown