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Celsian

Celsian

Formula
BaAl2Si2O8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
6-6.5 
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Celsian from Consolidated Zinc mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Celsian
            from Consolidated Zinc mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Granular compact crystalline light brown Celsian, the rare barium feldspar.

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Celsian from MacMillian Pass, Itsy Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada

Celsian
            from MacMillian Pass, Itsy Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada

Tannish light brown coarse granular Celsian, a barium fledspar. Associated with red Gillespite and glassy Sanbornite.

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Celsian from Trumbull Peak, Mariposa Co., California, United States

Celsian
            from Trumbull Peak, Mariposa Co., California, United States

Dirty white granular or fine crystalline Celsian with Sanbornite.

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