Celestine is an attractive mineral that consists of strontium sulfate (SrSO4) and has an orthorhombic crystal system. It is transparent to a semi-translucent crystal that occurs in many different colors. It mostly forms in well-shaped crystals with solid, lighter and darker color zones of blue.
Celestine symbolizes peace, harmony, balance, forgiveness, kindness, serenity, truth, and confidence.
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Celestine, also sometimes called Celestite, is a naturally occurring mineral that belongs to the Baryte group of minerals. It is highly regarded throughout centuries for its high and divine energies. These stones can balance and awaken the crown, third-eye, and throat chakra. It is known as a powerful healing crystal. It helps to promote wisdom and insight, express your life with utmost authenticity, and enlighten your feelings.
In the 18th century, Celestine was first discovered in Italy. After its discovery, it was named "zoelestin" by Abraham Gottlieb Werner, a German geologist, in 1798 from the Greek word "cœlestis" which means "celestial". This name was given in allusion to the pale, sky blue color of the original specimen.
Celestine mostly occurs in sedimentary rocks, dolomites and dolomitic limestones, hydrothermal veins, and cavities in basic eruptive rocks. These minerals are formed by groundwater depositing the mineral in cavities in the host rock. It can commonly be found in association with other minerals like - Calcite, Barite, Fluorite, Gypsum, Dolomite, Galena, and Sulfur.
The chemical formula of Celestine is SrSO4 (Strontium sulfate). These crystals have a hardness of 3-3.5 on the Mohs scale.
The value of Celestine can vary from $10 to $50 according to its color and quality.
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