• Celestite with Ettringite
  • Celestite with Ettringite
  • Celestite with Ettringite
  • Celestite with Ettringite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

Celestite with Ettringite

$3,500.00   €2,883  £2,490.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC7919
Two semi-lustrous, translucent milky-white Celestine (formerly Celestite) crystals to 7 and 6.5 cm long, intersect close to ninety degrees forming an attractive cross.  From the N’Chwaning Mines in the Kalahari Manganese Field of South Africa, the intersection of the Celestite crystals is richly encrusted with single and double terminated acid-lemon yellow Ettringite crystals to 1.4 cm and glittering patches of micro-crystalline Hausmannite.  The back face of the smaller Celestine crystal is scattered with Ettringite and micro-Hausmannite crystals.  The combination of these three species makes for a fabulous specimen from this classic mining district.

Details

Dimensions
8.6 × 7.0 × 3.9 cm
Categories
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Celestine, Celestite

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