Barite Clusters on Chert from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee

$30.00

This piece is from the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee, USA. It consists of a chert matrix that is topped with an accicular cluster of baryte crystals. The baryte hosts scattered rice calcites. This piece measures 2 1/4 x 2 x 1 inches or 57 x 50 x 25 mm.

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Description

These barite clusters on chert are from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Tennessee, USA. This mine contains three shafts called the Elmwood, Cumberland, and Gordonsville. It has an entry slope called the Stonewall. They contain eleven different minerals including gangue species like barite or baryte. The baryte is a sulfate mineral containing the elements Ba, S, and O. The material from this mine is rich in strontium. This specimen consists of a chert matrix that is topped with an accicular clusters of baryte crystals. The baryte hosts scattered rice calcites. This piece measures 2 1/4 x 2 x 1 inches or 57 x 50 x 25 mm.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz

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