Barite (Baryte) on Druzy Quartz from Xikuangshan Mine, Hunan, China
Dimension: 7.3cm x 6.1cm x 3.9cm
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!