Barite Crystal Clusters from the Elmwood Mine


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This barite is from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, 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. It is a sulfate mineral that contains the elements Ba, S and O. This piece consists of ball-like barite clusters (often called a snowball) that sit on a remnant sphalerite matrix. This piece measures 3 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1 3/16 inches or 88 x 62 x 31 mm.

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Weight12 oz

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