Where did the mineral celestine get its name?

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Date created: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 8:06 AM
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  • Celestine is a strontium sulfate mineral. It was first discovered in 1791 on Kelley Island, Lake Erie. It belongs to the barite group of minerals. It was named after the Latin word for celestial, in allusion to the bluish color of the mineral.

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