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- Cartersville, Bartow Co., Georgia, United States
- Cabinet 11x5x7cm
This locality has produced a diverse field of Baryte. This is one of the most unusual with long and thick bladed crystals. They are a bit like Northumberland, England Barytes in that the color and forms are a little alike. The better side shows light blue translucent crystals while the flip side is more opaque and tan. There is some manganese oxide spots on the opaque sides. Each crystal is pristine and terminated perfectly. Overall a very nice specimen, just unusual.
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- Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
- SmCabinet 6x4.5x4cm
Barite is rare from Tsumeb, especially in nice golden crytsals such as this. The crystals are thick tabular to 15 x 7mm. This specimen sits well on the long side and virtually damage free. A detachment point along side one crystal is evident but does not distract from the overall beauty.Very rare on the market if not impossible to find.