Barite on Sphalerite
Large Cabinet, 16.9 x 11.4 x 8.0 cm
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
On a matrix of black sphalerite, are emplaced several spheres of sugary, ivory colored barite, to 7.0 cm across. The color and textural contrasts are very evident. The barite is crystallized, not jsut drusy or ball-shaped, and this is very good for this mine in quality.