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1 item @ $125.00  

Witherite

#35228

Witherite

#35228
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
BaCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Minerva #1 mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, United States
Tagged
carbonate

An excellent crystal for this rare barium carbonate. Has a few knicks and contains a few veins of Calcite with nice micro crystals and some open pockets with Fluorite crytsals. Highly fluorescent as the photo shows. The specimen shows classic cyclic twinning on the {110} producing a pseudohexagonal prism.

Fluorescent

Witherite

Formula
BaCO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Hexagonal, Columnar, Reniform 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, milky white, grayish white, pale yellowish white, pale brownish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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