Collector's Piece: Barite (Baryte) and Smoky Quartz from Huanggang Mine

Dimension: 11.8cm x 9.8cm x 5.6cm

Weight: 459g

Locality: Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China


Several hemispherical clusters of Barite (Baryte) in a medium yellowish-brown color, overgrown on perfectly terminated Smoky Quartz excavated in the Huanggang Mine in around 1993.  The long, slightly tapered, needle-like Quartz crystals are very attractive and fully crystallized with a gem-transparent core and faces composed of smaller Quartz crystal growths.  Astonishing and very sculptural!

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