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Tobi




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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2018 10:22    Post subject: Favourite Barytes?  

What are your favourite localities for BARYTE? My favourites are:

- Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK
- Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
- Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
- Meikle Mine, Goldstrike Mines, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA



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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen height 6 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  2483 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 Dimensions: Specimen size approx. 30 cm
 Description:
Collection Clara Mine Museum Wolfach (my photo)
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2018 11:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

I've always been fond of the barites from the West Cumbrian (formerly Cumberland) Iron Orefield. At the height of mining in the area during the latter part of the 19th century, there were dozens of active mines, many of which produced specimens of barite, calcite, quartz, hematite, and other minerals. Unfortunately, it is difficult, if not impossible to determine which of the mines a specimen may have come from, so the given location is usually the name of one of the local villages, such as Frizington, Egremont, or Cleator Moor.


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 Mineral: Barite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 10x10x6 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2455 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 7x7x3 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2455 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2018 18:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

I like combination Baryte specimens. These have not been previously shown. All were self-collected.


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 Mineral: Baryte and Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The calcite is 4.0 cm The Baryte is also 4.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2391 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte and Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The Calcite is 4.5 cm The Baryte is 2.5 cm
 Description:
Blue tipped Baryte and Calcite on Quartz
 Viewed:  2385 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Baryte crystals to 1.0 cm. The whole area is 4.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2395 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The Baryte grouping is about 4 cm.
 Description:
micro marcasites or smythites included in the very lustrous barytes
 Viewed:  2407 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2018 20:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

A lustrous strongly color zoned baryte with some internal crazing. Nicely terminated and lying flat upon the underlying quartz. Under the right lighting the zoned area can be seen as tiny marcasites sparkling in the zone. Self-collected about 10 years ago.


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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The baryte is 6.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1187 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Baryte is 6.5 cm
 Description:
The area of zoning is tiny micromarcasites.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2018 05:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Clear quartz crystals with pink Baryte blades. The Baryte is from North America. 170 grams.


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 Mineral: Baryte with Quartz
 Locality:
USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 cm wide x 4.0 cm x 2.5 cm high
 Description:
Clear quartz crystals with pink barite blades
 Viewed:  1126 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte with Quartz
 Locality:
USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 cm wide x 4.0 cm x 2.5 cm high.
 Description:
Clear quartz crystals with pink Barite blades
 Viewed:  1125 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte with Quartz
 Locality:
USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 cm wide x 4.0 cm x 2.5 cm high.
 Description:
Clear quartz crystals with pink barite blades
 Viewed:  1133 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2018 10:51    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

My favorites include finding nice quality doubly terminated barytes. Here are 2 of several that I have.


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 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: lustrous 2.5 cm perfectly doubly terminated crystal as part of a 4.0 cm group
 Description:
Self collected about 13 years ago
 Viewed:  750 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The baryte is 2.5 cm. Again as part of a larger grouping
 Description:
This lustrous doubly terminated crystal contains marcasite or smythite inclusions. Self collected about 10 years ago.
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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2018 12:51    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Here are my favourite barites:

(1)
Teresita Mine, Atamaría, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain


(2)

Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Calcite quarry, Holzen, Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany



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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Teresita Mine, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
 Description:
 Viewed:  714 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Calcite Quarry, Holzen, Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Description:
 Viewed:  716 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Calcite Quarry, Holzen, Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Description:
 Viewed:  712 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2018 13:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

I forgot my Shangulowe barites;

I have 2 specimen, purchased both this year from Belgium collectors/vendor.



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 Mineral: Baryte with Malachite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
This specimen is about 6 cm long, 5 cm high and 4 cm wide. I purchased it recently (2018) in Liege, Belgium, at the international exhibition. I bought the specimen from a Belgium vendor who said that he lived in Congo and mined a lot of specimen himself. He had about 10 of these barites but I particularly bought this one as it was the only specimen with intrinsic green, transparent barite crystals. All the other specimen only showed a very slight mint-greenish color. The individual crystals are about 3 cm in size.
 Viewed:  708 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte with Malachite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  708 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte with Malachite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
This specimen is a different specimen than the other 3 photo's which are all 3 from the same specimen. I bought this specimen in 2018 from a Belgium vendor, on an auction. You see a close-up from one of the crystals. This crystal is about 3.5 cm long, and has a pale mint-green color as can be seen. It also contains some Malachite.
 Viewed:  707 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Baryte with Malachite
 Locality:
Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
Photo's 330 M, P and D are all from the same specimen. The barite crystals are intrinsic green and transparent due to the presence of nano-size Malachite in these crystals. The field of view of this photo is 4 cm.
 Viewed:  705 Time(s)

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