Dims: 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.63"(3.8 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm)
Wt: 12.4 g
Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, U.S.A.
I like this specimen best out of all the Barite that I have ever seen! It consists of two crystals that have a gray-blue coloration reminiscent of that of celestite and occur in the form of long, thin six-sided prisms. Their luster is mostly vitreous and they each have substantial areas of transparency, though possessing many inclusions. There are noticeable areas of damage to the specimen, but none of these interfere with the structure of the crystals, which are quite clean.The specimen's dimensions represent the length of each crystal, as one is growing off of the other 's midsection at about a 75-degree angle. There is what appears to be a cluster of stubby yellow calcite crystals adjacent to the intersection point of the Barites. This is my idea of a prime thumbnail specimen!