Anhydrite is an important rock-forming mineral and a member of the evaporite group of minerals. Although these crystals occur commonly, fine specimens are extremely rare. It is in the orthorhombic crystal system with brittle tenacity.
Anhydrite symbolizes strength, peace, perfection, simplicity, innocence, completeness, sensitivity, and passion. It is great for spiritual and emotional healing.
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Anhydrite is a white mineral composed of anhydrous calcium sulfate that is closely related to gypsum. These stones help in the treatment of disorders of the throat, as it balances and opens up the throat chakra. It enables you to promote your creativity and clairaudience abilities. You will be able to communicate with people and express yourself more properly. It also helps you to speak the truth more confidently.
In 1794, Anhydrite was first discovered in a salt mine near Hall in Tirol, Austria. The derivation of the word "Anhydrite" is from the Greek word "Anhydros" which means "without water". This name was given by Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German geologist, in 1804. Angelite, a blue form of Anhydrite, was discovered in 1987 in Peru. This name was given referring to its heavenly blue color.
Anhydrite occurs as a vein-filling mineral in hydrothermal deposits. It also occurs in extensive layered deposits in sedimentary basins where a large volume of sea waters have been evaporated. It does not form directly but it forms after the loss of in the rock-forming mineral, Gypsum. It can transform bask to Gypsum when exposed to water.
The chemical formula of Anhydrite is CaSO4 (Anhydrous calcium sulfate). These stones have a hardness of 3-3.5 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous, greasy, and pearly luster.
Anhydrite does not have any type of its own.
Anhydrite is extremely affordable with the price varying from $5 to $50 per carat.
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