Selenite (var. Gypsum)
In 1910 miners discovered a cavern beneath the Naica mine workings, the Cave of Swords (Spanish: Cueva de las Espadas). It is located at a depth of 120 m, above the Cave of Crystals, and contains spectacular, smaller (1 m long) crystals. It is speculated that at this level, transition temperatures may have fallen much more rapidly, leading to an end in the growth of the crystals.
Out of stockGypsum var. Selenite Naica mining district, Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico 29.5 x 10.5 x 9.5 in A MONSTER Selenite crystal tower from the classic Mexican locality in Naica, twinned down the center resulting in a repeated V-shaped twin formations. Has an iron stained clay inclusion through various layers causing the uncommon amber orange coloration you see present on this one of a kind specimens. Learn More