Mineral Specimen #6609 Calcite with Included Hematite and Barite Crystals on Massive Barite
Frizington, Arlecdon & Frizington, Copeland, Cumbria, England
16.8 x 11.7 x 11.8 cm
6.6 x 4.6 x 4.6 in
Ex. Chicago Field Museum, circa 1895
A museum sized specimen from the classic Frizington location mined in the late 1800s. The location is famous for its Barite crystals. On this specimen, Barite is present in three forms. There are a number of tabular crystals which range in color from yellow with a hint of green, to reddish brown, to very pale blue. Many of these crystals have a high luster. Some of the crystals are gemmy and some are bicolor. There are also a few crystals with a rounded habit and a yellow/orange color. The matrix of the specimen is composed of bladed crystals which are a peachy orange/pink color. Additionally, at one end of the specimen, there are white colored, flat, hexagonal, twinned crystals of Calcite which have centers colored reddish with inclusions of Hematite.
Condition: Very Good
Flaws: A few of the Barite crystlas are incomplete.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfates | Calcite | Oxides and Hydroxides | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars