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Baryte

#PD31027

Baryte

#PD31027
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 7 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
BaSO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Herja mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Tagged
sulfate

The photos speak for themselves on this specimen. I liken it to a waterfall of blue baryte cascading over the edge. I can't imagine how this formed, other than under ideal conditions. The crystals are the most basic forms of Baryte which are tabular with slight elongations on the a or b axis with the sharp corner pointed parallel along the lines of formation but with a divergent habit. Look at the photo, you'll see what I mean. Incredible piece. No damage, sits nice with a light blue color with some frosted white areas.

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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