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Baryte pseudomorph after Witherite

#PD31091

Baryte pseudomorph after Witherite

#PD31091
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 7 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
New Glencrieff Mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Very unusual specimen of what was formerly Witherite and is now replaced by Baryte. The large 1cm plus "bubbles" of Baryte are hollow and the inside looks to be lined with tiny nail-head Calcite crystals. All the said minerals cover a matrix of Quartz crystals.

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.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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