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  • For about 10 years now I have kept a 'stash' of Selenite to give to give away. Spur-of-the-moment gifts for when a bit more Light might be helpful. (And, when ISN'T that true? ;)

    Then, just a couple of years ago, I learned about a cave of giant Selenite in Mexico under the Chihuahuan Desert. It's called...appropriately...Cueva de los Cristales, The Cave of Crystals. When I saw Connie's profile photo I thought of that place. It was only discovered in 2000.

    National Geographic did a story on the cave. The atmosphere is quite toxic to humans but...apparently...it's perfect for growing crystals! And the temperature is 136º F / 58º C.

    The rods I buy come in two forms. The clearer ones in the center of the photo are 'whole' crystals and have been polished by water. When you look at one from the bottom you can see a tongue-and-groove structure. The longer, rougher rods are actually just one element of much larger whole crystals...a piece of the tongue-and-groove structure.

    Such beauty and magnificence. Fractals. So much Light!


    [Photo by Carston Peter, Speleoresearch & Films. Inset photo by Barbara, 2012]
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