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Celestite - Rough Form 832g

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Certainly! Celestine, also known as celestite, is a captivating mineral that belongs to the sulfate mineral group. Here’s a concise description of its rough form:

  1. Color and Appearance:

    • Celestine is named after the Latin word “caelestis,” which means “heavenly” or “celestial,” due to its beautiful sky-blue color.
    • It can also be found in other colors such as colorless, white, or even yellow.
    • The crystals often exhibit a tabular habit, forming prismatic crystals with well-developed faces and sharp edges.
  2. Crystal Structure and Transparency:

    • Celestine has an orthorhombic crystal structure.
    • It is usually transparent to translucent.
    • The mineral has a vitreous to pearly luster when polished.
  3. Hardness and Cleavage:

    • Celestine has a moderate hardness of 3 to 3.5 on the Mohs scale.
    • It has a perfect cleavage along the crystal faces, making it easy to split into thin, flat fragments.
  4. Occurrence and Deposits:

    • Celestine is often found in sedimentary rocks and frequently occurs in association with minerals like gypsum, calcite, and sulfur.
    • Notable occurrences include Madagascar (where some of the finest and largest crystals are found), the United States, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Iran.
  5. Industrial Uses and Metaphysical Beliefs:

    • Celestine is a source of strontium, used in fireworks, flares, and pyrotechnics for its vibrant red color.
    • Strontium compounds derived from celestine are used in glass, ceramics, and batteries.
    • Metaphysically, celestine is associated with tranquility, harmony, and divine connection.

Whether appreciated for its beauty or its industrial applications, celestine continues to captivate and intrigue people worldwide

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Celestite - Rough Form 832g

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