1.8" Light Blue, Bladed Barite Crystal Cluster - Peru
This is a wonderful specimen that's composed of transparent, light-blue bladed barite crystals. The crystals are in great condition and were collected from the Department of Huánuco in Peru.
Barite, commonly spelled baryte, is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal forms and habits. It is a heavy mineral consisting of barium sulfate, and typically has the chemical formula of BaSO4. The barite group consists of baryte, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite. It's generally white to colorless and is the main source of barium.