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Celestine (Pennsylvania)

Celestine is simple strontium sulfate, and a member of the baryte group. Celestine takes its name from the Latin celestis, the heavens, in reference to its faint blue color. In a 1980 referendum by the International Mineralogical Association chose the spelling celestine over celestite, as since in classical literature.

This is a cluster of pale blue celestine crystals to 1.6 × 1.5 cm. Some faces are quite lustrous while others are satiny. The largest crystal is also the gemmiest. Quite choice for the locality. Carries labels from Carter Rich and Lehigh Minerals, which indicates it once resided in the Kerry Matt collection.

Price: $125

Item code: MS2004

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