- Baryte on Calcite
- Frizington, Cumberland, England, UK
- Miniature, 5.6 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm
- Ex. George Elling
- $2,500.00 Payment Plan Available
This Baryte crystal is doubly-terminated, and quite unusual in its sharp form and its phantom! The crystal is perched on a small bit of calcite matrix. Aesthetic pieces of Baryte from these mines, in this size range, are simply hard to come by, today - they date to the mid or late 1800s and damage accumulates over time unless they are locked up in museums (as this one was, ex Harvard). The label indicates a date of 1893-1898, based on George English's business locations (courtesy of Mineralogical Record label archives: http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?page=3&colid=319) Ex. George Elling collection. Joe Budd photos.