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Strontianite Celestine & Calcite

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Strontianite Celestine & Calcite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Dundas Quarry, Ontario, Canada
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Masses and balls of strontianite to 5.0 mm on lilac fluorine-rich celestine and blue celestine with numerous crystals of dog-tooth calcite to 1.0mm

The strontianite is fluorescent under LW UV light.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Strontianite

Formula: 
SrCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Strontian, North West Highlands (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK

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

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