Dims: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.5" (2.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm)
Wt: 14 g w/ specimen box
Mesa County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single Barite crystal that extends from a gray limestone base. The crystal is in excellent condition, showing no damage, and measures about 0.9" (2.2 cm) in length. Its orthorhombic prismatic form is excellent, showing sharp edges and clean faces, and is colorless, transparent and has a vitreous luster. Amazingly, it contains a few partial white phantoms- I have never seen such phantoms before in Barite. The piece is hot-glued into a plastic thumbnail box.