Creedite is a calcium aluminium sulfate fluoro hydroxide mineral that exhibits a monoclinic crystal system. It is a complex aluminium salt.
It falls in the category of Halide Mineral. The hardness of this mineral in Moh's Scale is between 3.4-4.
Creedite is a hydroxylhalide mineral which was named after the place it was discovered the first time in 1916 in Creede Quadrangle, Colorado. It was later discovered in other states of US such as Nevada, Arizona and California.
It is also found in other parts of the world in different continent. It's mine has been located in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Bolivia.
Generally, it requires a surrounding of fluorite-calcite-quartz in low grade metamorphic rock and oxidized product of sulfide.
Creedite can form as a rock in the suitable mixture of kaolinite, cuprite, lomonite, linarite, sulfides, spangolite, and brochantite.
The structural formula of Creedite Mineral is Ca3Al2SO4(F,OH)10·2(H2O).
There are not multiple types of Creedite available.
Creedite are available in multiple colors such as -
The mines of Creedite available are listed below:
Creedite is one of the least expensive minerals ever found. You can easily get 100g of this mineral in about US$30. The price can get higher according to shape and in handmade ones.
Creedite are mostly used for meditation purpose as it is believed to have metaphysical properties and sends good vibration. Besides that it is also used as home accessories.
Creedite are considered as spiritual in nature and have following properties:
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