• Baryte on Calcite
  • Baryte on Calcite
Calcite

Baryte on Calcite

$250.00   €211  £190.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15130
The occurrence of superbly crystallised Baryte high in the cliff face of Peak Hill at Sidmouth has become a modern-day classic.  Sidmouth is a popular retirement and holiday town on the south Devon coast and occasional rock falls following winter storms allow collectors to recover specimens before the sea quicky reclaims them.  A 2.7 cm tall cluster of tabular transparent Baryte crystals project vertically from a Calcite lined vug in greenish-grey marl.  The Baryte crystals are characteristically coloured a pale burnt apricot which gradually grades towards delicate sky-blue terminations.  The 2 mm Calcite crystals vary between scalenohedral and complex equant modified rhombs and although mainly colourless, are occasionally tinged pale pink.

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Calcite, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Peak Hill, Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Calcite

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