Dims: 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.1" (5.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.2 oz. (62 g)
Northumberland Mine, Nye County, Nevada, U.S.A.
Scores of Barite prisms are clustered on the chalky shale base of this hand specimen. these crystals reach 0.8" (2 cm) in length and are generally in good condition- there is some light damage and a few are broken. All have excellent orthorhombic prismatic form with sharp edges and clean faces that show a bright pearly luster. All have a dull gray color with a hint of brown and are transparent and dimly clear.