• Baryte
  • Baryte
  • Baryte
  • Baryte


$1,400.00   €1,325  £1,140.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC11478
A very aesthetic cabinet specimen of pastel blue, gemmy-translucent Baryte from Baia Sprie mine in Maramureș County, Romania.  Excellent bladed-platy crystals of Baryte are richly intergrown displaying lots of parallel growth on a small base of Goethite-included Baryte.  The Baryte is a delicate sky to powder blue whose tabular crystals are developed to over 3 x 2 cm and average about 3 mm thick.  The attached small paper label on the base has the name “Großgrubnergang” prior to Baia Sprie, but no trace of this can be found, be this a locality, name or whatever.  It roughly translates into English as “large dug gear”, so remains an unresolved mystery.  Despite this, it is a beautiful specimen and without doubt a classic of this habit from the mines at Baia Sprie.


10.0 × 9.0 × 3.0 cm
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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