Dims: 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.9" (8.9 x 6.1 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 3.46 oz. (98.3 g)
La Union, Cartagena, Spain
This small hand specimen consists of scores, if not hundreds, of small, heavily intergrown Barite blades. These blades do not exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter and are generally in good condition, though there are a few areas of noticeable damage visible. All have very good orthorhombic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a bright, pearly luster. They are intergrown into an almost plumose formation and appear to be clustered together in slightly radiating sprays which are intergrown with each other. All have a uniform pale grayish-blue coloration and are cloudy and translucent. Several of the crystals on one side of the piece appear to have slightly worn edges. There is no host rock or other material of any kind present.