Ceruleite is an extremely rare arsenate mineral that exhibits a triclinic crystal system. It has been many times confused with Turquoise due to its color and it makes quite a perfect alternative for Turquoise.
Ceruleite is associated with the astrological sign of Taurus and it symbolizes friendship, spiritual grounding, wisdom, serenity, balance, and fortune.
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Ceruleite is a unique and rare mineral that consists of a hydrous copper aluminum arsenate. It is found with a diaphaneity of translucent to opaque and a specific gravity of 2.80. These stones can awaken and balance the throat chakra. It helps to speak the truth with confidence, provide relief from throat ailments, make communication with others easier, and boost self-confidence.
Ceruleite was first discovered around the 1900s and was named from the Latin word "caeruleus" which means "sky-blue". This name was given in allusion to the mineral's common color. The type locality of this mineral is Emma Luisa Mine, Guanaco, Santa Catalina, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile.
Ceruleite most commonly occurs in the oxidized zone of arsenic-rich polymetallic mineral deposits. It also occurs in sedimentary materials formed in the vicinity of copper deposits. These minerals can be found in association with other minerals like - Olivenite, Quartz, Barite, Azurite, Malachite, and Tourmaline.
The chemical formula of Ceruleite is Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O. These stones have a hardness of 5-6 on the Mohs scale.
There are no known varieties of Ceruleite.
The color of Ceruleite varies from sky blue to pale blue.
The cost of Ceruleite can vary anywhere from $30 to $80 according to its color and quality.
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