Baryte with Malachite Specimen 2.5cm
Very nice crystalline blades of translucent Baryte with included green Malachite. Very cool unusual combo thumbnail for collectors! From Shinkolobwe Mine, DR Congo. Size approx 2.5cm. Weight approx 6g.
Although frequently spelt 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 in 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. The baryte group consists of Baryte, Celestine, Anglesite, and Anhydrite. Baryte is the primary source of naturally occurring Barium.
Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal, and was cited as early as 79CE by Pliny the Elder, who referred to the mineral as ‘Molochitus’. In 1661 the spelling was revised to ‘Malachite’ as it is known today.
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Baryte / Barite
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