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Baryte stalagmite

#WR59397

Baryte stalagmite

#WR59397
Availability
Sold
Size
13 x 9 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

This specimen came out of the Willard Roberts collection, the author of Encyclopedia of Minerals and mineralogy professor at SD School of Mines. Roberts was educated in England and most likely obtained this piece in the mid 1940's when he stationed in England during the war. He spent much time at the museums in Europe. 

As can be seen it is a polished specimen of a stalagmite from one of the caves around Matlock. This information is on the attached label from the Royal Museum at Matlock. Interesting and historic.

Antique Specimen

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
Special Info
Antique Specimen
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