Search Archived Mineral Specimens
- Darai-Pioz Glacier, Alayskiy Range, Tien Shan Mts, Tajikistan
- Miniature 5x3x2cm
Pink pearly cleavage crystals in matrix to over 1cm. Baratovite is a rare mineral that occurs as a accessory in quartz-albite-aegirine veinlets, and fine-grained in aegirine syenites in association with miserite and ekanite etc. It is a rare lithium-titanium silicate with some non-essential zirconium. Three localities thus far worldwide.
- Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, United States
- Cabinet 11x6x7cm
Large, superb specimen with three main slender Barite crystals. The main crystal is 6cm and the other two are 3.5 and 4cm. Each protrudes from matrix and all are terminated. The matrix of golden Calcite consist of dozens of distinct 5-8mm crystals. Sits well naturally, no damage.