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Creedite Mineral – All You Need to Know About This Mineral

limz Published On Fri Apr 24 2020   Modified On Fri Apr 24 2020
Creedite Mineral – All You Need to Know About This Mineral

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.

Origin and History

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. 

Formation Process 

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.

Purple Creedite Crystal
A Rare Purple Creedite in Crystalline Form. 

Formula 

The structural formula of Creedite Mineral is Ca3Al2SO4(F,OH)10·2(H2O).

Types 

There are not multiple types of Creedite available.

Colors Available 

Creedite are available in multiple colors such as -

  • Colorless
  • Orange
  • White
  • Purple
Orange Color of Creedite
Creedites are also found in Orange Color.

Mines Available 

The mines of Creedite available are listed below:

  • Colorado Flurospar Mine, Colorado, US
  • Malakoff mine, Australia
  • Colquiri mine, Bolivia
  • Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), China
  • Xikuangshan Sb deposit, China
  • Silberloch Mine (Silberloch vein), France
  • Limestone quarry, France
  • Kamariza mines (Kamareza mines), Greece
  • Fumarole B5 (Cotunnite pit), Italy
  • Ust'-Kamenogorsk Mine, Kazaksthan

Cost Per Gram

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.

Uses in Daily Life

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.

Spiritual Properties (Bullets) 

Creedite are considered as spiritual in nature and have following properties:

  • It helps to open up higher chakras.
  • This Mineral has a very powerful resonance.
  • It's vibration is very good for heart and mind
  • It Controls Emotions.

Facts About Creedite

  • This mineral is named after the place of discovery i.e Creed Quadrangle.
  • The rarely found Purple Creedite is good for person born between Dec 21- Jan 19.
  • The Orange Creedite is good for person born between Aug 22 - Sept 22.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Martin Busch Jewelers, New York
  • De Beers Jewellerrs Harrods, London

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