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What is White Satin Spar

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asked Apr 12, 2016 by julia (120 points)

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One of four names of selenite. (Desert rose, satin spar, sericolite and Maria Glass)

Selenite is a variety of gypsum. Satin Spar is sometimes used as a name for a type of calcite.

Key descriptive term is pearly. Name derived from Selene, Roman goddess of the moon. Soft, you can scratch it with your fingernail.
answered Apr 14, 2016 by Weasel (38,360 points)
To further clarify, satin spar is usually describing a fibrous form of gypsum.
 


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