Barite – Tabular Crystals from Cerro Warihuyn


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These barite crystals are from Cerro Warihuyn in Mira Flores, Huamalias Province, of the Huanuco Department, Peru. This area is prospected by the locals for mineral specimens and it contains five different mineral species. One of the most desirable specimens for collectors are the barite pieces. It is a sulfate containing the elements Ba, S and O. This specimen consists of a sandstone breccia matrix that hosts barite and dolomite crystals on most surfaces. The display side hosts the larger crystals. They are all transparent, have a tabular morphology and a glass luster. It is an excellent display piece measuring 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches or 73 x 73 x 32 mm as displayed in photo 2.

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Weight9 oz

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