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Baryte rose

#48540

Baryte rose

#48540
Availability
Available
Price
$215.00
Size
14 x 8 x 7 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
near Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, United States

Nice set of brick red rose Baryte crystals. The laregest "rose" is 7cm across. The place is closed to collecting.

This occurence is one of the more unique localities for the oddities of mineral world. Here barium mineralization penetrated the Permian Garber Sandstone along fractures sets and formed rose-like clusters of Baryte (Barite) crystals. Individual crystals form saucer shaped crystals with sand inclucions from the the Graber Sandstone. Trace Hematite imparts the red coloration. This specimen is from Dr. David London's collection, who wrote a thorough article on this occurence in the July/August 2008 issue of the Mineralogical Record.  

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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