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Barite

Barite

Specimen # 100882
Mineral: Barite
Location: Bou Nahas, Oumjrane, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Morocco
Size: 4.4 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
Price: $175.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

This specimen features a superb barite crystal - it is a floater, complete all-around. The crystal is sharp with glassy lustre and the beuatiful additional crystal forms on this one are great. In excellent condition with a couple of corner chips - one is so shallow it's hard to notice, and the other is also insignificant, neither is remotel;y distracting as I'd display this (in either of the two best orientations). Minor pyrite and chalcopyrite crystals in association - micro malachite and quartz are present as well. The crystal complexity really makes this piece.


About These Bou Nahas Barites

Barite is one of the most common minerals at Bou Nahas. Specimens of barite and associated sulfide minerals (particularly pyrite and chalcopyrite) from Bou Nahas have been reaching the market since about 2011. In 2014, blockier, glassy, lustrous barite crystals made their debut, and since then we're continuing to see more specimens of barite and associated sulfides from this locality. High-quality isolated barite crystals and crystal groups remain relatively scarce at this point, as most of this material to date has been damaged either during extraction or during transportation - but the top quality pieces are excellent barite specimens.

Detailed Description

This specimen features a superb barite crystal - it is a floater, complete all-around. The crystal is sharp with glassy lustre and the beuatiful additional crystal forms on this one are great. In excellent condition with a couple of corner chips - one is so shallow it's hard to notice, and the other is also insignificant, neither is remotel;y distracting as I'd display this (in either of the two best orientations). Minor pyrite and chalcopyrite crystals in association - micro malachite and quartz are present as well. The crystal complexity really makes this piece.


About These Bou Nahas Barites

Barite is one of the most common minerals at Bou Nahas. Specimens of barite and associated sulfide minerals (particularly pyrite and chalcopyrite) from Bou Nahas have been reaching the market since about 2011. In 2014, blockier, glassy, lustrous barite crystals made their debut, and since then we're continuing to see more specimens of barite and associated sulfides from this locality. High-quality isolated barite crystals and crystal groups remain relatively scarce at this point, as most of this material to date has been damaged either during extraction or during transportation - but the top quality pieces are excellent barite specimens.

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