1.55" Pale Pink Bladed Barite Cluster - Morocco

This is large cluster of pale salmon-pink bladed barite on a galena-rich matrix, collected from the Les Dalles Mine in Mibladen, Morocco. It has been mounted to an acrylic display base.

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 is generally white to colorless and is the main source of barium.

Galena is a lead-based mineral and the primary ore of lead, and has been used for its lead content for thousands of years. Galena typically displays a gray metallic luster and forms cubes or octahedral crystals. The chemical composition of galena is PbS.

While galena will not pose a health hazard by sitting on the shelf or even from casual handling, we suggest washing hands following handling due to the mineral's lead content.

FOR SALE
$9
DETAILS
SPECIES
Barite & Galena
LOCATION
Les Dalles Mine (Lidal Mine), Mibladen, Aït Oufella Caïdat, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
SIZE
1.55 x 1.2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#292935