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Celestine Calcite & Gypsum

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Celestine Calcite & Gypsum

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Description
Locality: 
Muculufa Mine, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm
Description

Numerous elongated, celestite crystals, with gypsum and calcite. The crystals are highly reflective and for the most part stand proud of the matrix. This specimen fluoresces yellow. A pretty little display.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Celestine

Formula: 
SrSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, USA...

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Gypsum

Formula: 
CaSO4·2H2O
Strunz: 
7.CD.40
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
White.
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