7.7 oz - 3 inches long
Country of Origin - Madagascar
Celestite is a mineral composed of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). Its name is derived from Latin word Caelestis, meaning "celestial", which was inspired by the crystals’ well-known shades of sky blue. This mineral can occur in geodes as crystals. Celestite can also occur as fibers in sedimentary rock: river, streams, and ocean beds. The crystals are also often found growing alongside Gypsum, Anhydrite and Halite.
Celestite is important in the scientific community due to one of the elements it contains in its composition: strontium. Protozoa creatures called Acantharea composed their rudimentary skeletons of Celestite by biomineralizing or creating the mineral using strontium. They were the only creatures to do this. Interestingly, because of their crystal-fibrous skeletons, this gave their single cell bodies a star-like appearance. As an effect, these creatures did not fossilize but crystalize into Celestite cultures.
Associated with celestial beings, Celestite is strongly connected to divine energy and cosmic supernatural forces. As the result, this gem is best used for pursuing spiritual strength. Celestite also promotes discernment or higher spiritual awareness. This makes the stone good for gaining understanding and promoting inner peace.
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