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Baryte with Calcite

#25087

Baryte with Calcite

#25087
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, United States
Notes
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Tagged
sulfate

Excellent piece from this famous locale with four gorgeous large crystals and five smaller set on light yellow Calcite matrix. Each crystal is terminated and the longest (5.7cm), which straddles the matrix diagonally across the back is doubly terminated. The three main crystals are each a gemmy classic golden Barite color and are 5cm, 2.3 and 2.4cm long. The longest crystal can be seen through the smaller on the right side of the third photo.

This specimen has good dimensionality with the complexity of the crystal growth characteristic of the locality. Oscillatory growth patterns, curved striations and secondary bulges exhibit this characteristic and can be seen well in the photos. The specimen sits naturally well, without aid and there is no damage. Superb specimen!!

Classic Locality

Baryte

Formula
BaSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Imperfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, yellowish white, grayish white, brownish white, dark brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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