Baryte (Two Generations)
Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.4 x 4.2 cm
More unusual among this find simply because the core of this tabular, spear point, bicolored Baryte is so glassy and gemmy and translucent, this wonderful specimen has parallel growth crystals reaching 4.5 cm in length. The ivory colored crystal edges are 5 mm thick and the frosting of stark white makes the piece very dramatic. Quite lovely, especially the color contrasts. This is reminiscent of earlier finds here, with colorless or all white crystals, in its shape. But, we had not seen the coloration of amber interiors before now.