Rare Baryte / Barite Natural Crystal Specimen. Leaf shaped / bladed crystals in matrix. Specimens come up in very small and very infrequent batches! A classic for collectors. From Tenke Fungurume, Congo. Very Good to A Grade. Size approx 6cm. Weight approx 104g.
Although frequently spelled barite (mostly US), the official IMA spelling is baryte. Baryte was named in 1800 from the Greek word ‘barys’ which means ‘heavy’. This name is in response to baryte’s high specific gravity of 4.5, which is exceptional for a non-metallic mineral. It is usually a clear to white colour but can be tinted many different hues.
Typically found as thick to thin tabular crystals, usually in clusters with the crystals growing parallel to one another, or nearly so. Also as bladed, white masses (desert roses). The baryte group consists of Baryte, Celestine, Anglesite, and Anhydrite. Baryte is the primary source of naturally occurring Barium.
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Baryte / Barite
All forms of Baryte bring you an incentive to pursue your dreams without restraint. Enhances friendship, harmony and love, and can provide insight into the “relationship connection”. Initiates independence and motivation, assisting you in attaining personal freedom from the requirements of others and yourself.
Allows you to release trapped emotions and feelings, bringing calm and self-assurance after the removal of pain. Reduces shyness and helps you communicate new ideas and thoughts. Removes toxins from the body, stimulates vision and assists in the recovery from addictions. Soothes and smooths the nervous system.