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Baryte on Hematite with Calcite

#50345

Baryte on Hematite with Calcite

#50345
Availability
Sold
Size
13 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Haile Moor mine, Haile, Copeland, Cumbria, England

Hematite crystals are known for their variety of habits. On this specimen the entire black area is covered with discoidal rosettes of flashy black rosettes of Hematite to 4mm. Groups of rectangular creamy white Baryte crystals to 6mm cover the parts of the Hematite in small areas. Encroaching in from the left side are brownish Calcite crystals which cover half of the backside.  It's a large specimen, fit for the cabinet to round out your sweet English suite. Two hand-written labels can be seen in the provenance tab.

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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