Baryte (barite) – Aesthetic Blue Display from the Hunan Province


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These baryte (formerly barite) crystals are from the Yaogangxian Mine, Xaogangxian W-Sn Ore Field, Tizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province of China. Tungsten and tin minerals are the primary ores extracted from multiple ore bodies in an area spanning 4 x 2.5 km. Seventy-eight different species of minerals are found there Including baryte. This piece consists of interpenetrating clusters  of spike-like crystals that are all terminated and free from bruises. There is some minor pyrite matrix attached and the rear has been partially sawed or ground. This piece measures      2 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches or 67 x 70 x 45 mm.

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Weight 13 oz

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