• Baryte with Calcite
  • Baryte with Calcite
  • Baryte with Calcite
Calcite

Baryte with Calcite

$300.00   €294  £250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15216
The occurrence of beautifully crystallised Baryte at Sidmouth on the southern coast of Devon has become a modern-day classic and fine specimens can still be collected from the beach, following rock falls from the exposed side of Peak Hill. The falls take place at a steady pace, especially during the winter months when storms and waves are at their severest. This splendid example displays several translucent to gemmy, golden-yellow to colourless Baryte crystals, developed over tiny Calcite crystals lining part of a marl nodule, the marl strengthened by the Calcite. The largest Baryte crystal measures 3.2 x 1.0 x 0.2 cm. Under LWUV the Baryte fluoresces bright pale lemon yellow and under SWUV, a near-imperceptible pale lemon, but still visible, nonetheless.

Details

Dimensions
4.9 × 6.6 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Peak Hill, Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Calcite

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