This Specimen has been sold.
3.7" Yellow Barite Crystal Cluster - China
This is a 3.7" wide cluster of yellow barite crystals that were collected near Chongqing, China. Under short wave UV, the terminations of these barite crystals fluoresce white in color.
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.