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Baryte On Goethite

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Baryte On Goethite

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Description
Locality: 
Megalo Livadi, Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 3 × 2.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.90cm
Description

A gemmy, lustrous, doubly-terminated crystal of baryte is sitting on a contrasting, almost black goethite matrix. Smaller baryte crystals are present as well. Minis with aesthetics like that one, are extremelly hard to come by from Greece! Better in person!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Baryte

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

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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