• Baryte with Galena
  • Baryte with Galena
  • Baryte with Galena

Baryte with Galena

$600.00   €510  £460.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8945
Translucent, pale sky-blue blades of Baryte form a series of five separated, parallel plates over and into a matrix of lustrous silver cuboctahedral Galena crystals.  This large miniature is from the Christian-Levin mine at Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia, a mine within the Ruhr Coal Mining area.  Each Baryte plate measures between 2.0 and 2.8 cm wide, about 1.5 cm high and 4 mm thick, all with a bright glassy lustre.  The edges of the crystals are naturally ragged due to the way in which they have developed. A lovely example of well crystallised Baryte from the Christian-Levin mine.


7.4 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Christian-Levin Mine, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen