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Baryte rose

#48536

Baryte rose

#48536
Availability
Sold
Size
12 x 7 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
near Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, United States

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. Individual crystals in this cluster are 1 to 2cm across. 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.  

This specimen was photographed for London't article on page 281, figure 8.

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
Dr. David London Collection
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