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rockminx_6-3-3

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Abstract

SrSO4 - Mohs Hardness: 3 - 3½. Celestine is an attractive mineral consisting of stronitum sulfate that forms in well-shaped crystals with a distinctive blue color. While pure Celestine is colorless, various impurities give this mineral a wider range of colors, especially the unique blue color. Celestine geodes with sky-blue crystals are well-known and abundant from Madagascar. Celestine is the principal source of the element stronitum commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.

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Photograph

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image/jpeg

Source Collection

Ruth Jacobs Collection

Geographical Area

Madagascar

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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