Natural Blue Celestite Rough Chips / Crystalline Pieces x Sold per 500 g - From Sakoany, Madagascar

R 100.00 ZAR
  • Natural Blue Celestite Rough Chips / Crystalline Pieces  x Sold per 500 g -  From Sakoany, Madagascar - TopRock

Natural Blue Celestite Rough Chips / Crystalline Pieces x Sold per 500 g - From Sakoany, Madagascar

R 100.00 ZAR

PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Micro to mini sized crystalline specimens and rough chips of celestite from Sakoany! This is exceptionally affordable material which would be ideal for the kids, looking for cheap collectible small specimens. Celestine or Celestite is a mineral consisting of Strontium Sulfate. The mineral is named for its delicate blue colour. Celestine and the carbonate mineral Strontianite are the principal sources of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys. Madagascar yields some amazing specimens of this mineral which has a range of blue to blue grey colours. The acicular crystal habit is particularly rare. We select only the absolute best specimens which are graded based on shape, clarity and colour of crystals and levels of intactness. A fairly small amount of material ends up being polished into various shapes. Celestite was named for its pale sky-blue colour (from the Latin term caelestis) by Abraham Werner in 1798. Oral history suggests that the Sakoany deposit of Madagascar were first discovered by a cattle herder who found some crystals that had weathered out close to the shore of the bay. Other deposits are known from various states in the USA, Poland, Germany, Mexico and exceptionally rare acicular specimens have been found from Congo.

The photographs are representative of either the entire stock item offered, else a representative sample of the broader batch. Variation is to be expected across individually selected batches. However, all batches / items within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.


Product Data

Locality = Sakoany, Madagascar
Grade = Medium Good Grade
Size = < 20 mm | 0 - 0.8 inch
Net Weight = 0.5 Kg | 1.1 Lbs
Product Type = Stock Item

Weight = 0.5 kg

SKU = CELNN550002ZS01

Currently 25 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Micro to mini sized crystalline specimens and rough chips of celestite from Sakoany! This is exceptionally affordable material which would be ideal for the kids, looking for cheap collectible small specimens. Celestine or Celestite is a mineral consisting of Strontium Sulfate. The mineral is named for its delicate blue colour. Celestine and the carbonate mineral Strontianite are the principal sources of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys. Madagascar yields some amazing specimens of this mineral which has a range of blue to blue grey colours. The acicular crystal habit is particularly rare. We select only the absolute best specimens which are graded based on shape, clarity and colour of crystals and levels of intactness. A fairly small amount of material ends up being polished into various shapes. Celestite was named for its pale sky-blue colour (from the Latin term caelestis) by Abraham Werner in 1798. Oral history suggests that the Sakoany deposit of Madagascar were first discovered by a cattle herder who found some crystals that had weathered out close to the shore of the bay. Other deposits are known from various states in the USA, Poland, Germany, Mexico and exceptionally rare acicular specimens have been found from Congo.

The photographs are representative of either the entire stock item offered, else a representative sample of the broader batch. Variation is to be expected across individually selected batches. However, all batches / items within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.


Product Data

Locality = Sakoany, Madagascar
Grade = Medium Good Grade
Size = < 20 mm | 0 - 0.8 inch
Net Weight = 0.5 Kg | 1.1 Lbs
Product Type = Stock Item