Dims: 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.0" (4.2 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm)
Wt: 1.9 oz. (54 g)
Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Several thick Barite blades are arranged nearly parallel to each other and embedded in the calcite matrix of this hand specimen. These crystals reach a length of about 1.5" (3.8 cm) and are generally in good condition- one has obvious damage on one side of its termination, and another has been broken and repaired. All have excellent orthorhombic form, a gray-blue color and a pearly luster. They are transparent and dimly clear due to cloudiness and internal fractures. One or two smaller crystals rest nearby- one of these is in excellent condition.