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Celestine from
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Classification
Species:Celestine
Comments:Found in association with baryte, calcite, hydroxyapophyllite and pectolite or only with calcite at this mine, has also produced columnar crystals up to 4cm length embedded in caryopilite.
Habit:Botryoidal, divergent sprays, also slightly curved crystals, columnar.
Colour:Pearly blue, white to colourless.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 194-195.

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 66.

Minerals of South Africa; Bonazzi, P., Bindi, L., Medenbach, O., Pagano, R., Lampronti, Menchetti, S. (2007): Olmiite, CaMn[SiO3(OH)](OH), the Mn-dominant analogue of poldervaartite, a new mineral species from Kalahari manganese fields (Republic of South Africa), Mineralogical Magazine, 71, 193-291.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Olmiite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Olmiite8 photos of Celestine associated with Olmiite at this locality.
Calcite7 photos of Celestine associated with Calcite at this locality.
Andradite4 photos of Celestine associated with Andradite at this locality.
Bultfonteinite3 photos of Celestine associated with Bultfonteinite at this locality.
Sturmanite2 photos of Celestine associated with Sturmanite at this locality.
Hausmannite2 photos of Celestine associated with Hausmannite at this locality.
Hematite1 photo of Celestine associated with Hematite at this locality.
Oyelite1 photo of Celestine associated with Oyelite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Celestine data
Locality Data:Click here to view N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Nearest other occurrences of Celestine
0.6km (0.3 miles) A N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.1km (1.9 miles) B Black Rock Mine, Black Rock, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
12.3km (7.7 miles) C Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
262.2km (162.9 miles) D Bultfontein Mine, KEM JV Mine (Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture mine; Kimberley Underground mine), Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
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