5.3" Plate Of Gemmy, Chisel Tipped Barite Crystals - Mexico
This is a 5.3" wide plate of gemmy, yellow chisel tipped, bladed barite crystals from Chihuahua, Mexico. The specimen has many lustrous crystals 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.