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Baryte with Quartz (variety saccharoid)
Baryte with Quartz (variety saccharoid). Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Baryte with Quartz (variety saccharoid). Rear / Foto: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Foto: Joaquim CallÚn

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MLB16AP3: Obtained in Munich 2022
An important find mined between August and September 2022 in the Bou Nahas Mine in Morocco yielded a series of barytes, among them this floater specimen, formed by very thick tabular crystals of considerable dimensions, aerial and with perfectly defined faces and edges, of a very uniform light blue color, more yellowish towards the vertices of the crystals. As a curiosity, note that it is accompanied by small very white crystals of saccharoidal Quartz that is somehow reminiscent of a carbonate.
High quality for the locality.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08-09/2022)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10 × 6.4 cm = 4.88” × 3.94” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 4.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.81”




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