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Barium Silicates of CA

Friday, 05 April 2024 08:00 AM

Introducing the "Barium Silicates of CA" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including bazirite, and bigcreekite and more from places like Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States, and Esquire #7 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States.

SOLD
Bazirite - REW63616
Bazirite - REW63616

Bazirite

with Celsian & Sanbornite - #REW63616
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , barium  
Special Info
Fluorescent 

Intensely fluorescent (SW) Bazirite crystals to 1mm scattered in a matrix of Sanbornite and Celsian.


Bazirite

Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
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Bazirite

with Titantaramellite in Celsian and Sanbornite - #REW63617
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , barium  
Special Info
Fluorescent 

Rich specimen with 1mm and less Bazirite crystals as shown in the photos as intensely fluorescent blue grains.

Also in the matrix are rectangular crystals of deep brownish red Titantaramellite to 4mm.


Bazirite

Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
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Bazirite

in Celsian - #REW63618
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , barium  
Special Info
Fluorescent 

With a good shortwave fluorescent light the Bazirite is easily seen as shown in the photos. They are nearly impossible to detect even under the microscope with white light. The Bazirite in the specimen is intensely fluorescent and rich in matrix.

Bazirite is named for its chemical composition of BArium and ZIRconium.


Bazirite

Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
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Bazirite - REW63619
Bazirite - REW63619

Bazirite

#REW63619
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Availability
Sold
Size
2.4 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , barium  

Intense blue fluorescent crystal grains of Bazirite scattered in Celsian and Sanbornite matrix.


Bazirite

Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
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Bazirite

with Titantaramelite - #REW63865
Locality
Esquire #8 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , bariium  

Larger specimen of intensley fluorescent blue Bazirite with very large dark brown tabular crystals of Titantaramellite to 1.4cm.


Bazirite

Formula
BaZrSi3O9 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
6-6.5 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
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Bigcreekite

#REW60021
Locality
Esquire #7 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States 
Formula
BaSi2O5·4H2
Availability
Available
Price
$50.00
Size
3 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
Ba Silicates , barium  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Heavily striated and partially replaced by opal Bigcreekite. Also in the matrix is Verplanckite, Sanbornite and Pyrrhotite.


Bigcreekite

Formula
BaSi2O5·4H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Subhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2-3 
Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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