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Baryte & Quartz

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Baryte & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Panj Kuh Mine, Damghan County, Semman Province, Iran
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.6 × 7.4 × 6.1 cm
Description

This is new material - a German field collector, who visited the area last spring brought the material to Europe. He had about 10 specimen; I selected the 2 best ones (regarding aesthetics and undamaged condition). This one shows a dark matrix, which is completely covered with small Quartz crystals, they show a dark (iron-oxide) layer. On it you can see several snowy white Baryte roses, they are exposed and the whole assemble looks very tricky-dimensional and aesthetic. The Baryte reminds to material from Les Cedres, France. The roses are not dull, they are still glossy - very similar to this French stuff, but the difference is matrix. The specimen looks really fine in various positions, no significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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