3.9" Tabular, Yellow-Brown Barite Crystal Cluster - Morocco

This is a large tabular, yellow-brown barite crystal cluster that was collected from the Khénifra Province of Morocco. There is a red barite phantom that can be found deep within this crystal, best viewed by backlighting the crystal. The crystals have undergone some minor chipping along their edges.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Barite
LOCATION
Khénifra Province, Morocco
SIZE
3.9 x 2.1"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#109908