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Barite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite
stock #18.1-324
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
5.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A choice, sharp, partly transparent Barite without damage from the great pocket finds at Niobec. Nearly all of the Barites we see from this zone have at least some chipping, I am told they formed on the pocket roof and were mostly all dislodged, being damaged in the process. This small specimen has a perfect, sharp and complete termination, is dusted with tiny Chalcopyrites and has a few sharp Calcites as well. A fine example from this modern classic find.
Barite w. Fluorite & Pyrite
stock #ALEC-10-846
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
8.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
May 2015

A single chisel tip Barite crystal partly jacketed in Fluorite (uncommon on these), Calcite and Pyrite crystals. Translucent, with some color zoning and a rosy core, this is a sharp example from this famed find. The Fluorites are not often seen on the Niobec Barites, these are gemmy and colorless but the pyrite adds a yellow hue to some. Nearly all of these have broken terminations as they grew on the roof of the pocket and fell off long ago. This one is nearly perfect, a slight cleave is noted on the tip as the only issue.
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