Angelite VS Celestite

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There is a common misinformation that Angelite and Celestite are the same crystal since it is stated as such in one of the most popular crystal books. However, this information is inaccurate. This video will correct that information and tell you more about the differences with a side by side comparison of Angelite and Celestite.




MOH’s Hardness
Angelite: 3.5
Celestite: 3-3.5

Streak:
Angelite: White to light gray
Celestite: White

Mineral Content:
Angelite: Angelite is the trade name for the blue-gray fine grained variety of Anhydrite that comes from Peru. Angelite has the chemical composition of CaSO4 (Calcium Sulfate). It’s chemical structure is almost identical to Gypsum except that Gypsum contains an additional water element. (Click here to read more about Angelite.)

Celestite: Celestite, also known as Celestine, has the chemical composition of SrSO4 (Strontium sulfate, sometimes with small amounts of barium). Celestite is typically found in geode form with sedimentary rock matrix such as Limestone. (Click here to read more about Celestite.)

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