Large Tumbled Celestite Stones

These are beautiful, blue, tumbled celestite stones from the Madagascar. The pictures are representative of the stone(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in size, shape and color. They range from approximately 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" wide. Quantity discounts are available.

Celestite or Celestine is a sky blue mineral consisting of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). Celestine tends to form attractive, well-shaped crystals often found inside of geodes. The main source of Celestine is from the deposits on the northwestern coast of Madagascar.

This famous Madagascar locality discovered in 1967 has an annual production of about 15 tons of the material. It is located near the village of Sakoany, on the western side of the banks of the Betsiboka River. The celestine-bearing layer is found in a maximum 30 m thick lens between layers of crinoidal limestones and sandy greywacke from the end of the Cretaceous. It is mined by digging shafts up to 15m (50 feet) deep in order to reach the deposits. The celestine occurs mainly as 2 different types: as geodes up to a maximum size of 60 cm in diameter, and as crystal clusters up to 15 cm in diameter.

The world's largest known geode is 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point, and is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave.
FOR SALE
$6
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$5
10+ Pieces
$4
DETAILS
STONE TYPE
Celestite (Celestine)
LOCATION
Sakoany, Boeny, Madagascar
SIZE
About 1 1/4" wide
PRODUCT ID
P-943