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Baryte

#PD32428

Baryte

#PD32428
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Indian Head Rock, Basin, Jefferson Co., Montana, United States
Tagged
sulfate

Although, this specimen was originally posted as coming from Butte, it has come to our attention by a well-known locality expert, that the locality is actually Indian Head Rock, not Butte. These mistakes happen every now and then. Our knowledge for many of these minerals in this Special Edition was based on the Butte Mineralogical Record issue from 2002. According to our expert, even they got it wrong. Although we are not entirely convinced, we will rely on our expert's opinion. If any of you have other opinions, please let us know. We would love to hear from you. Thick tabular golden Barite encrusted over with possible Anglesite. Althought the side is cleaved off, it gives the viewer the opportunity see the rich golden color. See page 62 of Jenkins & Lorengo (Min. Record v. 33, n. 1 2002) for comparison.

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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