Baryte, Pyrite
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
Cabinet, 10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm
Gemmy and lustrous, golden-amber baryte blades to 4.5 cm are attractively coated by sparkling pyrite microcrystals on this beautiful cabinet specimen from the Meikle Mine of Nevada. The baryte blades are piled up, jackstraw-fashion, on matrix. The dominating, upright crystal is in good shape. Broken and contacted crystals are noted, but this is a very interesting specimen of the uncommon association from this well-known locale and a small find there in the late 1990s. Ex. Scott Kleine Collection.