Dims: 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5" (5.6 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 13 g
21st Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
Several small Barite prisms rest on the calcareous base of this specimen. These crystals are generally in fair condition, as about half are damaged and broken. Those that are intact show excellent orthorhombic prismatic form, with very clean faces and edges. All have a pale brown color and a bright pearly luster, and are transparent and moderately to extremely clear. They rest on a crust of protruding calcite crystals that are generally in good condition and have very good form. This crust partly coats the dark brown base. The piece strongly resembles portions of septarian nodules (fossilized mud balls) that I have seen.