Barite (Baryte) on Druzy Quartz from Xikuangshan Mine, Hunan, China

Dimension: 7.3cm x 6.1cm x 3.9cm

Weight: 180g

Locality: Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi, Hunan, China


Complex thick tabular crystal of Barite with an amber-yellow centre and a grey color outer zoning from the Xikuangshan Mine, Hunan, China.  Barite crystals which contain phantom growths like this piece is uncommon.  The unique pseudo-rhombohedral shape makes it really stand out from the usual Barite specimen.  Grown on a bed of druzy Quart crystals, it is very gemmy, highly reflective and lustrous, so beautiful!

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