Dims: 4.5 x 3.7 x 3.2" (11.5 x 9.3 x 8.0 cm)
Wt: 14.8 oz. (420 g)
Weld County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This large cabinet specimen consists of several tabular Barites that rest in hollows in the chalky, pale brown host rock. All are in excellent condition, showing almost no damage, and reach dimensions of 0.8 x 0.5 x 0.3" (2.0 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm). All have excellent orthorhombic tabular form, with sharp edges and clean faces that show a bright pearly luster. Their color is a pale gray with a noticeable blue tinge, and all are transparent but only dimly clear due to the presence of several internal fractures and cloudy inclusions. The host rock that holds them appears to be a very soft, pale brown shale.