Natural Celestite Specimen x 1 From Sakoany, Madagascar

R 470.00 ZAR
  • Natural Celestite Specimen x 1 From Sakoany, Madagascar

Natural Celestite Specimen x 1 From Sakoany, Madagascar

R 470.00 ZAR

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General Description

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. General Information - 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. Price is grade dependent and products are as shown on the images above.


Product Data

Locality = Sakoany, Madagascar
Grade = Medium Good Grade
Size = 213 x 119 x 57 mm | 8.4 x 4.7 x 2.2 inch
Net Weight = 2.7 Kg | 6 Lbs
Product Type = Décor Item

Weight = 2.7 kg

SKU = S83469CEL

Currently 1 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

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. General Information - 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. Price is grade dependent and products are as shown on the images above.


Product Data

Locality = Sakoany, Madagascar
Grade = Medium Good Grade
Size = 213 x 119 x 57 mm | 8.4 x 4.7 x 2.2 inch
Net Weight = 2.7 Kg | 6 Lbs
Product Type = Décor Item