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Baryte & Siderite On Aragonite

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Baryte & Siderite On Aragonite

found by E. Stark
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Liewer Quarry, Niederscheidweiler, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.3 × 5 × 3 cm
Description

Very good, waterclear baryte crystal groups and greenish-brown, siderite crystals on aragonite 'pillows'. Very rare find.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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