Angelite, Anhydrite, or anhydrous calcium sulfate, is a mineral with the chemical formula CaSO4. It is in the orthorhombic crystal system, with three directions of perfect cleavage parallel to the three planes of symmetry. It is not isomorphous with the orthorhombic barium (baryte) and strontium (celestine) sulfates, as might be expected from the chemical formulas. Distinctly developed crystals are somewhat rare, the mineral usually presenting the form of cleavage masses. The Mohs hardness is 3.5, and the specific gravity is 2.9. The color is white, sometimes greyish, bluish, or purple. On the best developed of the three cleavages, the lustre is pearly; on other surfaces it is glassy. When exposed to water, anhydrite readily transforms to the more commonly occurring gypsum, (CaSO4·2H2O) by the absorption of water. This transformation is reversible, with gypsum or calcium sulfate hemihydrate forming anhydrite by heating to around 200 °C (400 °F) under normal atmospheric conditions. Anhydrite is commonly associated with calcite, halite, and sulfides such as galena, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, and pyrite in vein deposits.
Angelite is a stone of peace and brotherhood. It is said to raise consciousness to a higher awareness. Heightens compassion and encourages an attitude of forgiveness. Dispels fear, anger and anxiety by transmuting these negative emotions into faith, tranquility and contentment. Angelite soothes and brings inner peace.
Angelite is a strong communication stone, encouraging you to speak your truth. It can help heal relationships, not just with others, but with yourself. Its energy helps calm anger, creating room for reconciliation and connection. It is also said to assist in the connection with your angels or spirit guides, enhance telepathic communication, and even facilitate spirit journeys.
**Remember, do not soak your Angelite in water! It will convert into gypsum.
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