Baryte, Goethite
Cerro Warihuyn (Huarihuyn), Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Huanuco Department, Peru
Cabinet, 9.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
A very visual and uncommon baryte specimen from recent finds at Cerro Warihuyn, Peru. Most baryte specimens from this locale are amber or colorless. The parallel-growth blades on this striking piece are pearlescent white and preferentially sprinkled with contrasting, complimentary rosettes of goethite needles. The composite blades reach 8.0 cm and are artistically set on the elongate matrix of dolomite. Outstanding and aesthetic material. This is unusual amidst many styles from the locale.