Mineral Specimen #4438 Barite
Wet Grooves Mine (Wet Groves Mine), Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Pennines, North Yorkshire, England
4.5 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm
Ex. H. R. McBroom, from 1982 trade with Sam Weller
A cluster of chisel shaped Barite crystals which are a creamy color. The terminations of the crystals are sharply pointed and most are transparent. The surfaces of the crystals are composed of sub crystal faces and have a high, glossy luster. Under UV SW, the specimen fluoresces a yellow cream color.
Flaws: Some of the terminations have minor bruising/chipping. This includes the largest crystal. There is a crystal missing at it's base on the edge of the specimen (visible in the foreground of the first photo)
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars