Angelite has an orthorombic crystal system and is in the family of Sulfates. Its name comes from the Greek phrase “an hydros”, meaning without water. Angelite does not form directly, but is the result of the “dewatering” of the rock-forming mineral gypsum. This loss of water produces a reduction in volume of the rock layer and causes the formation of caverns as the rock shrinks.
Angelite is found in Mexico, Peru, Germany and New Mexico, but made its appearance on the New Age and Metaphysical crystal scenes when the keepers of ‘days’ gathered for the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 in Peru.