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General Celestine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SrSO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.68 gm
   Strontium  47.70 %  Sr   56.41 % SrO
   Sulfur     17.46 %  S    43.59 % SO3
   Oxygen     34.84 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sr(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
Help on Locality: Locality: Kelley Island, Lake Erie. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin coelestis, meaning "celestial."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Celestine + Pronunciation Say CELESTINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Celestite
  ICSD 28055
  PDF 5-593

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Comments: Transparent blue orthorhombic crystals of celestine, some doubly terminated to 15 mm in size, on a limestone matrix.
Location: Clay Center, Ohio, USA. Scale: 5 x 9 x 2.5 cm.
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Celestine Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.5618:1:1.2828
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.359, b = 5.352, c = 6.866, Z = 4; V = 307.17 Den(Calc)= 3.97
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pbnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.972(1), 3.295(0.98), 2.731(0.63),
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Forms: ( 0 0 1) ( 0 1 1) ( 1 0 1) ( 2 1 0)

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Physical Properties of Celestine

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect, {210} Good
Help on Color: Color: Blue, Brown, Colorless, Green, Gray.
Help on Density: Density: 3.9 - 4, Average = 3.95
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Coarse - Occurs as well-formed coarse sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=yellow, white blue, Long UV=yellow, white blue.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Celestine

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1575,KPDmeas= 0.1583,KC= 0.1589
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.621-1.622, b=1.623-1.624, g=1.63-1.632, bire=0.0090-0.0100, 2V(Calc)=54-58, 2V(Meas)=50-51. Dispersion r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.

Calculated Properties of Celestine

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.70 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Celestine =3.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECelestine = 54.93 barns/electron
U=PECelestine x rElectron Density= 203.17 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Celestine is Not Radioactive

Celestine Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (28)Anhydrous Acid and Sulfates
  (28.03)(A++) XO4
  (28.03.01)Barite Group Barite BaSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Celestine SrSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Anglesite PbSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.AD.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.A - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.AD -With only large cations
07.AD.35 Anglesite PbSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
07.AD.35 Barite BaSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
07.AD.35 Celestine SrSO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
07.AD.35 Olsacherite Pb2(SeO4)(SO4) P 2212 2 2 2
07.AD.35 Radiobarite* (Ba,Ra)SO4 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Celestine Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Celestine :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Glendale Community College
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
14 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
15 - NSDL Reciprocal Net (JAVA)
16 - Online Mineral Museum
17 - QUT Mineral Atlas
18 - Ruff.Info
19 - University of Colorado - Mineral Structure Data

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