Yellow Barite crystals with a touch of green arsendescloizite. These barites are remarkable for being fluorescent (not shown)
Dimensions (millimeters): 22 x 15 x 7
Dimensions (inches): .9 x .6 x .28
Origins: Vintage, mined in the 1980s at Mina Ojuela, Mexico
Barite, a name that was derived from the Greek word "barus" (heavy), is the mineralogical name for barium sulfate.
Thumbnail specimen, housed in small acrylic museum box - known as a "Perky" box from the mineral collector Perkins who first manufactured them.
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