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Celsian

Feldspar

Celsian is an uncommon feldspar , barium aluminosilicate, Ba 8. The mineral occurs in contact metamorphic rocks with significant barium is monoclinic , and it is white, yellow, or transparent in appearance. In pure form, it is transparent. Synthetic barium aluminosilicate is used as a ceramic in dental fillings and other applications.

The mineral is named after Anders Celsius (1701–1744).

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.58
1.585
1.594

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic