1.5" Tabular Barite Crystal Cluster with Phantoms - Peru
This is a cluster of yellow-brown, tabular barite crystals that was collected from Peru. The barite is translucent and features phantoms and inclusions within many of the crystals.
Barite, commonly spelled baryte, is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal forms and habits. It is a heavy mineral consisting of barium sulfate, and typically has the chemical formula of BaSO4. The barite group consists of baryte, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite. It's generally white to colorless and is the main source of barium.