2.9" Large Barite Crystal - Jalna, India
This is a large barite crystal that was collected near the city of Jalna, about 60 km west of Aurangabad, India. It measures 2.9 x 2.3" (.55" thick) and comes with an acrylic display stand.
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.