Huge, 14" Pink and Orange Bladed Barite - Mibladen, Morocco
This specimen contains orange and pink bladed barite formed on galena-rich rock. Around the edges of this specimen are small, red vanadinite, black mottramite, and calcite crystals It was unearthed near Mibladen, Morocco. This is a really fun piece.
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.