• Baryte
  • Baryte
  • Baryte
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates


$2,500.00   €2,061  £1,830.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21168
Dr Josef Clemente methodically built a remarkable mineral collection during his life, amongst which are true classics, exquisite rarities and stunningly aesthetic pieces.  Golden Baryte from the Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine in Saxony, Germany, is certainly a European classic and this specimen is a perfect example for anyone on the look-out.  Although we know this mine for its world-class Baryte, it was a uranium mine, working a folded series of Cambrian-Ordovician schists with included layers of skarn-affected various rock-types.  This magnificent cabinet specimen has a sturdy matrix plate of iron-stained cryptocrystalline Quartz almost totally encrusted with superb Baryte crystals varying in size from millimetres to over 4 cm and from gemmy transparent to opaque.  However, the transparent and translucent crystals dominate the specimen, giving it a gemmy and luxurious appeal.  The Baryte could readily be described as golden, but is in fact a rich, slightly burnt apricot barley sugar, quite stunning and delicious.  The crystals, no matter what size, are nicely terminated and all have a brilliant glassy lustre.  This is a gorgeous Baryte from this famous mine in Saxony and is from the Dr Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.


11.2 × 10.0 × 4.8 cm
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

Baryte on Fluorite
 Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
Excellent tabular crystals of Baryte adorn the crystal Fluorite matrix from the Solis area,...
Baryte on Dolomite
 Egremont, Cumbria, England
Classic blue crystals of double terminated Baryte on Dolomite from the Iron mining area at Egremont,...
Aragonite with Baryte
 Brixlegg - Schwaz, Inntal, Tyrol, Austria, Europe
A neat and pretty specimen of powder blue balls of Aragonite scattered and intergrown over white...
 Pohla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Classically formed chisel habit crystals of Baryte measuring to 5.2cm with great...