Celestine-Bearing Geodes from Wayne and Emery Counties, Southeastern Utah: Genesis and Mineralogy

@article{Kile2015CelestineBearingGF,
  title={Celestine-Bearing Geodes from Wayne and Emery Counties, Southeastern Utah: Genesis and Mineralogy},
  author={Daniel E. Kile and Richard D. Dayvault and William Calvin Hood and H. Steven Hatch},
  journal={Rocks \& Minerals},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={314 - 337}
}
Geodes containing celestine with associated quartz, calcite, chlorite, and other minerals occur in the Jurassic Curtis Formation of Emery and Wayne counties off the east and south flanks of the San Rafael Swell in southeastern Utah. The two areas discussed in this article produce geodes to 25 cm wide containing bladed to tabular celestine crystals that are as much as 4.5 cm in length. An evaporative littoral system resulting in the formation of anhydrite nodules is proposed as the initial… 
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