Some people might be tempted to pass by a colourless barite without looking too closely, but they would miss this gem. The crystals are like glass – water clear, sharp and lustrous. But most of all, the overall form of this specimen from the optimal display angle (which is not how it was when I first saw it) is beautiful, with the crystals having the appearance of almost radiating out from a central point.
This specimen is in excellent condition – there are no missing crystals except at the outer periphery (where it was removed from the rock) and around at the back-left, behind the radiating group (on the left side in the fourth photo). There is very minor chipping in a couple of spots – this piece is remarkably free from issues, a top-quality piece.
This is a special, classy barite!