Barite- perfect rosettes
La Union Mine, Sierra de Cartagena
5.8 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
Late Summer 2018
Remarkable, perfect and esthetic. Free standing rosettes of Barite crystals on a rough matrix arranged in a line. This locale has produced a lot of nice Barite specimens but very few have anything close to this elegant perfection. Under 40X magnification there are no chips or damage seen, which is incredible with such a delicate mineral in thin bladed crystals. Better in person too.