3-3 1/2 (soft)
Beautiful light blue to light greenish-blue transparent to transluscent crystals.
Anhydrite is a fairly common mineral that forms huge layers of crystals, it doesn't form directly but results when Gypsum (CaSO4-2H2O) loses water and crystallizes. Good specimins are hard to find however, due to the softness of the crystal structure and the regions in which it's found.
The name comes from the Greek phrase "an hydros", mening 'without water'. It can convert to and from gypsum with the addition or subtraction of water.
Lore & History:
Gypsum itself is very common and anhydrite is as well, it's used in the manufacture of cement and as a source of sulfate for sulfuric acid. Fine specimens of Anhydrite have been found in Mexico and Peru showing good crystal habit, color and internal light play.
Helps to rejuvenate and regenerate ill and depleted areas. Useful in any wasting type sickness. Helps speed healing of burns, tumors, respiratory ailments, back inuries, broken bones and pain of any kind. In combination with other minerals, it can be beneficial for stress relief, emotional trauma, hyperactivity, migraines and many other ailments.
Angelite is believed to be helpful in telephathic communication. If two people wish to be connected in mind, they should each carry a piece of Angelite crystal. In mediation it helps to communicate with spirit guides and, as its name suggests, angels. Its light-blue color is associated with healing anger, especially anger caused by lack of communication.
Where to Wear for best results:
Tumbled Angelite Stone