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Celestine from
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar

Locality type:Deposit
Classification
Species:Celestine
Formula:SrSO4
Habit: Blocky to elongated, tapering and pointed, sharp wellformed crystals to 15 cm. Dominant forms: prism {210} moodified by {101} and {011}, + these and {100},{001},{111},{110}
Colour:Medium blue to pale blue to colorless with a bright luster
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Humbert and Labumaz (1982): La célestite de Madagascar. Monde et Mínéraux 49 (septembre-octobre 1982): 4-7; Pezzotta, F. (1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. Extra Lapis nr 17, pp 53-54 (german edition)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite1 photo of Celestine associated with Calcite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Celestine data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
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