Dragon Minerals - Update January 20, 2019

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RF327: Barite and Quartz - $130
Lengshuijiang County, Loudi, Hunan, China
Cabinet - 13.6 x 8.9 x 5.9 cm (5.4 x 3.5 x 2.3 inches)
Weight - 574 grams with stand (1.26 pounds)
ex Roy Foerster collection
Specimen status: Available    Send an email to order

Blocky, transparent to translucent barite crystals sit on a bed of translucent to transparent quartz points. The barite crystals have very good luster and reach 4.9 cm length along the crystal edge. Complete all around. Scattered, minor microchipping is seen under the hand lens but overall the condition is quite fine. Mounted on an acrylic base and displays quite well this way, but the base could easily be removed if desired. Probably from the Xikuangshan Sb deposit, in which case the light blue coloration is unusual.

This specimen was part of Roy's 2003 Tucson display case, for which he was won a First Place ribbon and a Best Master trophy.









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