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Baryte

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Locality: 
Gumiane, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.3 × 6 × 4 cm
Description

Part of a massive barite ball (septarie) with open fissures full of highly lustrous, clear, cognac-coloured barite needles. Exceptional and rarely seen. The original label says "Guiame, Südfrankreich", but the only reference I found for barite balls like this is Gap, Prov. Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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Baryte

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

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