• Baryte on Dolomite with Calcite
  • Baryte on Dolomite with Calcite
  • Baryte on Dolomite with Calcite
  • Baryte on Dolomite with Calcite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

Baryte on Dolomite with Calcite

$4,000.00   €3,912  £3,330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13090
One of the delights of the quite limited range of minerals from the iron mines of west Cumbria in northwest England is that they adopt so many habits and combinations, the variation in aesthetics would seem endless.  This exceptional large cabinet specimen is composed of an approximately 11 x 12 cm dome of lustrous cream Dolomite crystals overgrown by excellent Baryte crystals and a druse of terminated tiny candy-pink Calcite crystals.  It’s a combination which will stand out in any west Cumbrian suite.  The largest Baryte crystal measures 7 cm wide and stands over 5 cm tall above the Baryte and Calcite in which its base is nestled.  This particular crystal is a uniform 1 cm thick and forms a pseudo-octahedral prism of golden tan with a jagged crystallised cap of translucent milky to colourless Baryte.  The specimen sits perfectly for display and is a real beauty.


9.7 × 12.7 × 7.7 cm
Carbonates, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Frizington, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Dolomite, Baryte, Calcite, Dolomite

Related Mineral Specimens

Dioptase on Dolomite
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
A thin Calcite plate (epimorph cast) completely masked by 1 mm and sub-mm slightly...
Calcite (Butterfly twins)
 Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Beautiful butterfly twinned crystals of Calcite are delightfully scattered over a sparkling creamy...
Quartz with Calcite and Albite
 Schmirn, Innsbruck-Land District, Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Two thick-set tabular crystals of transparent to colourless Albite Feldspar perch between colourless...
Calcite with Pyrite and Siderite
 Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic, Europe
I think this is what is termed a “real cutie!”.  From the classic European mining district...