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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: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.6 × 4 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 an isolated snowy white Baryte rose, sparkling and complete all around. The aesthetic assemble is fantastic, and all these thin blades are undamaged.

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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