Celsian





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1895
     
 Formula: BaAl2Si2O8
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Barium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Barium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.509

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.48


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 9, No. 2 - August 1968, pg. 10Mineralogical Data - Celsian
     
Images

     
Celsian, margarosanite, calcite, andradite garnet, feldspar, and willemite, from Franklin, NJCelsian, margarosanite, calcite, andradite garnet, feldspar, and willemite, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Celsian (light blue), margarosanite, andradite garnet (dark brown), hendricksite mica, feldspar, and willemite, from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Celsian, margarosanite, calcite, andradite garnet, hendricksite mica, feldspar, and willemite, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green, margarosanite blue, calcite red, feldspar dark red. The celsian, garnet and hendricksite mica are non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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