4.05" Blue Bladed Barite Crystals On Calcite - Morocco
This is a light blue specimen of bladed barite crystals with calcite crystals on an iron-rich matrix. The specimen was collected from the Nador Province of Morocco. A truly stunning specimen that would an excellent inclusion in any collection.
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.