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Hematite On Baryte

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Hematite On Baryte

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Description
Locality: 
Prince Lyell Mine, Queenstown District, Tasmania, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 6.5 × 4 cm
Description

This piece has irridescent hematite crystals on a barite matrix.  There also appears to be a second generation of barite crystals intermixed with the hematite crystals.  Great display piece.  This is an old specimen from a classic Tasmanian locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hematite

Formula: 
Fe2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0

Baryte

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