Mineral Specimen #6245 Fluorescent and Phosphorescent Barite and Calcite
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
8.6 x 5.8 x 6.4 cm
This specimen is from a location famous for its brown Barite and yellow Calcite specimens. The Barite crystal on this specimen is particularly large. There are also some smaller Barite crystals which are bladed and gemmy. The Barite has a high luster. Both the Barite and Calcite fluoresce strongly under both LW and SW. Also, both species phosphoresce under both LW and SW.
Flaws: The end of the main crystal is cleaved; there is no termination.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Sulfates | Calcite | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars