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Barite

Barite

Specimen # 100883
Mineral: Barite
Location: Bou Nahas, Oumjrane, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Morocco
Size: 5.6 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm
Price: $150.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

This is an elegant barite - it's a floater, complete all-around, with an elongated growth habit reminiscent of a faden growth (I don't think these have a faden growth origin, despite the appearance of this one). The crystals are cloudy in their centres, with relatively transparent outer zones of golden yellow. The crystals are sharp, glassy and lustrous. In excellent condition, a minor rubs at a corner of the smaller upper crystal, not easy to see unless looking for it. This is a gorgeous unique, classy miniature of yellow barite. 


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 is an elegant barite - it's a floater, complete all-around, with an elongated growth habit reminiscent of a faden growth (I don't think these have a faden growth origin, despite the appearance of this one). The crystals are cloudy in their centres, with relatively transparent outer zones of golden yellow. The crystals are sharp, glassy and lustrous. In excellent condition, a minor rubs at a corner of the smaller upper crystal, not easy to see unless looking for it. This is a gorgeous unique, classy miniature of yellow barite. 


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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