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1 item @ $125.00  

Witherite

#PD36215

Witherite

#PD36215
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 7 x 6.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
BaCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, United States
Tagged
carbonate

A cluster of murky white Witherite with numerous crystals over 2cm. The shape and form of the crystals are classic pseudo-hexagonal dipyramids, which are repeated twins and show deep horizontal striations. Strongly fluorescent blue.

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.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Fluorescent
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