3.8" Galena & White Barite Association - Missouri

This beautiful specimen contains an association of a galena crystal cluster and white barite. It comes from the Washington County Aggregates Quarry in the Potosi Barite District of Missouri. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Barite sometimes spelled Baryte (Barium sulfate) is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal habits. It is easily identifiable by its heavy weight, since most similar minerals are much lighter. It occurs in a large number of depositional environments, and is deposited through a large number of processes including biogenic, hydrothermal, and evaporation, among others

Galena is a lead based mineral that is in fact the primary ore of lead, and has been used for its lead content for thousands of years. Galena typically displays a gray metallic luster and forms cubes or octahedral crystals. The chemical composition of galena is PbS.

Galena & White Barite
Washington County Aggregates Quarry, Potosi Barite District, Washington County, Missouri
3.8 x 2.7"