Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
Lake Thunderbird area, Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, USA
Although common enough from this locale, most baryte roses are not much to write home about. This one is actually quite nice for several reasons: good color, very aesthetic sculptural form, and it is a pristine floater. These form as baryte crystals grow in the presence of the sand, and include sand particles inside during that growth. They are baryte by heft, but have a sandy texture to them. Ex. Harold Urish Collection.