Baryte, Pyrite, Fluorite
Niobec mine, Saint-Honore carbonatite complex, Saint-Honore, Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.4 x 1.1 cm
A classic, very sharp and showy baryte blade from the Niobec Mine of Quebec. The complete all-around, lustrous, translucent, tabular, gray crystal has an excellent, beveled termination. The crystal is wonderfully highlighted by a rich, preferential dusting of sparkly, golden pyrite microcrystals. The pyrite also coats the small fluorite cubes on one side. This is an interesting, highly representative specimen of the combination species and famous locale.