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MD-219239
Baryte
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm
Mowbray Mine, Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, North and Western Region (Cumberland), Cumbria, England, UK
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The accompanying label dates the piece to 1899-1901 (according to label archives at the Mineralogical Record site) though it possibly was mined even earlier. It is a complete crystal of sharply phantomed baryte, the style of which I find highly unusual and impactful. I have not seen another like this. The 6-cm crystal is fat, sharp, and brightly lustrous. It is highly translucent as you see. It is not broken at the base, but rather contacted where other crystals were once attached.