• Baryte with Quartz
  • Baryte with Quartz
  • Baryte with Quartz

Baryte with Quartz

$1,500.00   €1,469  £1,250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32221
Whether you are a collector of Chinese minerals, Baryte or purely the aesthetic, this magnificent large cabinet or even museum-size specimen is certainly worth a closer look.  It does not have a specific mine associated with it, but is from the Jinkouhe District within Leshan Prefecture of Sichuan Province, China.  On a map it is east and south of central China.  It is an essentially colourless grading to milk-white specimen with just the occasional patch of cream to tan matrix showing.  The Baryte forms superb rhombohedral crystals of up to 5.8 cm on the longest edge and 1 to 1.3 cm thick.  All such crystals are perfectly developed with crisp edges and range from transparent to translucent.  The Quartz is colourless and gemmy, forming long slender acicular crystals up to about 3 cm long and all tending to lie slight flattened, yet well-proud of the matrix.  I can see two bruises, one each on two of the Baryte crystals, yet these are very minor with respect to the whole specimen.  Under LWUV both the Baryte and Quartz fluoresce pale white. 


18.5 × 21.0 × 5.5 cm
Quartz and Agate, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Jinkouhe, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Quartz

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