We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences


Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
04 Aug-14:51:50 Re: tsumeb zincolivenite association - light blue acicular mineral = ? (Jordi Fabre)
04 Aug-12:29:36 Re: tsumeb zincolivenite association - light blue acicular mineral = ? (Stefan Koch)
04 Aug-11:30:13 Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Duncan Miller)
04 Aug-11:11:03 Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Smurfstuff)
04 Aug-10:39:34 Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (R Saunders)
04 Aug-10:08:28 Re: tsumeb zincolivenite association - light blue acicular mineral = ? (Peter Megaw)
04 Aug-08:27:23 Tsumeb zincolivenite association - light blue acicular mineral = ? (Cfrench58)
04 Aug-07:59:31 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
04 Aug-07:17:26 Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Kushmeja)
04 Aug-05:50:34 Re: advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Peter Lemkin)
04 Aug-04:34:30 Advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Smurfstuff)
03 Aug-14:18:07 Re: tsumeb - deposit of dioptase on calcite. (Roger Warin)
03 Aug-13:05:21 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
03 Aug-11:36:18 Re: tsumeb - deposit of dioptase on calcite. (Steveb)
03 Aug-10:56:32 Tsumeb - deposit of dioptase on calcite. (Roger Warin)
03 Aug-07:01:45 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Peter Lemkin)
02 Aug-23:55:17 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
02 Aug-23:11:49 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
02 Aug-10:20:30 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Roger Warin)
02 Aug-09:15:31 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
02 Aug-00:58:34 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Peter Lemkin)
01 Aug-14:31:32 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Don Lum)
01 Aug-14:24:20 Re: stay at home - coronavirus / covid-19 (Riccardo Modanesi)
01 Aug-14:21:52 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Jordi Fabre)
01 Aug-09:27:00 Re: corona covid-19 virus - what is it ? where is it from ? (Roger Warin)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
84047


The time now is Aug 04, 2021 17:58

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.
Favourite Barytes?
  Goto page Previous  1, 2
  Index -> Favourite Minerals
Like
103


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

jose luis jara jara




Joined: 18 Apr 2019
Posts: 90
Location: Fuenlabrada

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jul 28, 2019 09:57    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Very cool Barite crystals are attractive
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3626
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 24, 2021 13:28    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Tobi wrote:
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

When I started this thread 3 years ago I mentioned Cerro Warihuyn as one of my favourites, but at that time I didn't have a baryte from there. Now is the time to add that specimen here - I hope this thread will continue :-)

Regards
Tobi



PB136-b.jpg
 Mineral: Baryte
 Locality:
Warihuyn Hill, Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
 Dimensions: Specimen height 8 cm, barite cluster 3,3 cm
 Description:
My collection, photo © Saphira Minerals
 Viewed:  1390 Time(s)

PB136-b.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
15
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: May 16, 2021 09:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

A portion of an Indiana geode containing a nicely terminated white tipped baryte. Showing several growth phases.


fullsizeoutput_399d.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The baryte crystal is 4.0 cm x 1.8 cm
 Description:
This area culled from an 11 cm geode.Self-collected about 15 years ago.
 Viewed:  1230 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_399d.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 20, 2021 15:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Thought I might share another of my very many Indiana barytes.

This 15 cm x 7 cm example collected 16 years ago in Monroe County has an oval 9 cm x 4.5 cm cavity.
Aesthetically placed about in the center of the druzy quartz cavity is this 3.3 cm x 2.7 cm baryte. The "sides" are free while the "top and bottom" of the crystal contact the edges of the cavity as can be seen.
Thus the baryte forms a neat bridge across the cavity.



fullsizeoutput_3a68.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 15 cm x 7cm, the baryte is 3.3 cm x 2.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  976 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a68.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3a67.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the baryte is 3.3 cm x 2.7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  975 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a67.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3626
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 22, 2021 02:52    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Really nice find, Bob!
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 23, 2021 13:44    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Worthy of any baryte display case is this self-collected example from the Harrodsburg road cuts in Monroe County Indiana
.
The 5 cm white tipped doubly terminated baryte crystal is part of a parallel crystal grouping of doubly terminated crystals.
What makes the largest crystal so unusual is that it is penetrated by a small acicular spray of 3 cm millerite crystals, best seen at the top of the baryte crystal, just to the right of the crystal's center.
The whole baryte group is on druzy quartz..



fullsizeoutput_3a70.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte and millerite on quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: largest baryte is 5 cm. the millerite is 3 cm
 Description:
self-collected about 15 years ago.
 Viewed:  810 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a70.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
4
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 23, 2021 15:13    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

I believe I have mentioned in the past that Indiana baryte crystals always are found in geodes and originate in only the 2 counties of Monroe and Washington. If you are ever offered an Indiana baryte, not associated with either of the 2 above parameters, be suspicious of the example (occasionally an example is found in a field or creek bed in a nearby county, but the example did not originate there).

This 15 cm x 13 cm self-collected example is from the Harrodsburg road cuts in Monroe County. There are 3 separately terminated lustrous crystals each at an angle to the others. The middle crystal is 4.2 cm x 2.4 cm. All are nestled in pristine druzy quartz.



fullsizeoutput_3a7e.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: largest baryte crystal is 4.2 cm x 2.4 cm
 Description:
Baryte on quartz in fossiliferous limestone host rock
 Viewed:  796 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a7e.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3a7b.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: largest baryte crystal is 4.2 cm x 2.4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  791 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a7b.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3a7d.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: see above
 Description:
This example was self-collected about 8 years ago
 Viewed:  792 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a7d.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 27, 2021 12:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

For those who collect smaller specimens or like examples of crystal groupings culled from larger specimens, is this radiating group of lustrous and transparent baryte crystals. Most of the crystals are terminated.
Self-collected and culled from a geode, Monroe County Indiana.
Again, note the similarities of these culled examples with the barytes culled from Elk Creek South Dakota concretions.



fullsizeoutput_3aa3.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte and quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 4.4 cm x 3.4 cm x 3.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  658 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3aa3.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3a9b.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte and quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 4.4 cm x 3.4 cm x 3.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  656 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3a9b.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3aa2.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte and quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: as above
 Description:
 Viewed:  657 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3aa2.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
4
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3626
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 28, 2021 02:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Bob Harman wrote:
Self-collected and culled from a geode, Monroe County Indiana.
Baryte and quartz
Monroe County Indiana
4.4 cm x 3.4 cm x 3.0 cm
Wonderful! Bob, I envy you for all the great things you self-collected, really inspiring!

Best regards
Tobi
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 30, 2021 15:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Another classic expression of an Indiana baryte on quartz from the Lake Monroe (Monroe Reservoir) area of Monroe County.
Well displayed, this 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm example shows a lustrous 3.3 cm terminated crystal with another just behind and a small adjacent calcite crystal of little consequence.
Acquired about 10 years ago.



fullsizeoutput_3aa5.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm, the baryte is 3.3 cm x 3.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  489 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3aa5.jpeg



fullsizeoutput_3aac.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte on Quartz
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: baryte is 3.3 cm x 3.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  488 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3aac.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

Sante Celiberti




Joined: 04 Oct 2019
Posts: 529
Location: Tuscany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 30, 2021 15:52    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Really beautiful, Bob. Congratulations.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

B.




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 754

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jul 04, 2021 09:38    Post subject: Re: Favourite Barytes?  

Another interesting large cabinet size example.

These specimens are well received in my display cases at the regional shows. The example's sizes and coming from regional or local areas make the general show going public really connect with them.
Especially those specimens that say "self-collected" on the labels.
On many occasions parents with youngsters have come up to me saying my display cases were the type they, and their kids, most appreciate at these shows.

This example is of baryte and ferroan dolomite on quartz, still freshly contained in the fossiliferous limestone host rock.
Two things of note; you can see bits of crinoid stems in the lower right side of the matrix and, hard to see in this example, the barytes contain inclusions of marcasite and smythyite.
Smythite is the only mineral first identified in Indiana, with the Harrodsburg road cuts in Monroe County being the type locality.



fullsizeoutput_3ab2.jpeg
 Mineral: Baryte and Dolomite (variety ferroan dolomite) on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: example is 22 cm x 12.5 cm the specimen is 14 cm x 9 cm. the barytes average 1 cm.
 Description:
crinoidal bits in the host rockmicromarcasites and smythites in the baryte blades.self collected about 16 years ago
 Viewed:  325 Time(s)

fullsizeoutput_3ab2.jpeg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Favourite Minerals   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 2 of 2
  Goto page Previous  1, 2  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2021


Powered by FMF