How to work with raw selenite

In working with raw selenite the first step is to wear something over your mouth and nose so you are protected from the dust. Since selenite is a soft form of gypsum that easily splinters goggles need to be worn for eye protection. 

 

One suggestion is to use a dremel tool there are multiple disks you can use and there is also micron sand paper that will work either wet or dry. A drill will work as well as long as it’s high speed. It needs to go up to 30,000 rpm and it’s better to have one with a cord since the battery won’t last long. 

You need to have a small tray and put a bit of water in it, enough to cover the selenite to help soften it. 

below you will find a video showing how to polish raw selenite 

video courtesy of lapidarybyandy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXI87cEuYT5jlUpcOBsHDkA