• Baryte (Stalactitic Section)
  • Baryte (Stalactitic Section)
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Baryte (Stalactitic Section)

$100.00   €88  £80.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17396
The term ‘Rake’ is a Derbyshire miner’s name for a mineralised vein and Dirtlow Rake was a large-scale vein system striking south-west for 2.2 km, just south of the village of Castleton.  Despite its simple mineralogy, the many mines which worked the deposit produced fine specimens of Baryte, Calcite and Fluorite.  This delightful small miniature is a small section of a Baryte stalactite, sometimes referred to as a pseudo-stalactite as the mode of growth is still not fully understood. Of cylindrical habit, the outer surface is a rough, bark-like crust of terminated Baryte blades coated in a light biscuit-tan limonitic layer.  One end has been sawn and lightly polished to display beautiful concentric banding in various tones of flesh and coral pink.  A lovely Derbyshire specimen.

Details

Dimensions
3.5 × 2.9 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
(Stalactitic Section), Baryte

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