Bladed Barite Crystals on Thin Matrix - VAR 068

Bladed barite crystals on thin matrix

Measurements:  46 x 38 x 10 mm

Description:  Small, sparkling, delicate, light yellow bladed barite crystals sit on a thin matrix consisting of (?)hematite and pyrite. 

Some of the barite crystals have small nicks. 

Weight of Specimen:  24.0 g 

Chemical Composition:  BaSO4  (barite)
                                       FeS2  (pyrite)
                                       α -Fe2O3   (hematite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (barite)  3 - 3.5  
                                           (pyrite) 
6 - 6.5
                                           (hematite)  5 - 6

Location:  Rosh Pinah, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  VAR 068

US $ 45



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