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Baryte

#WR55535

Baryte

#WR55535
Availability
Sold
Size
12 x 9 x 7 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Northumberland mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States

A Nevada classic locality, which produced numerous Baryte specimens. The best specimens were golden. This one is a cabinet specimen of grey to colorless Baryte with sharp chisel-shaped terminations. The largest crystal is 5.5cm. It is not very aesthetic due to its drab color but there is really no damage and the crystals are impressive. At the time, Baryte specimens from Northumberland were some of the best offered from Nevada. Of course Meilke blew this locality out of the water many years after during the Carlin gold rush. The mine is long shut down.

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
Willard L. Roberts Collection
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