Miniature, 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco Dept., Peru

While we have seen many of these exquisite barites from finds about 5 years ago, 2010 or so, few have such quality in the size as this. It has windowpane-clear, sharp and gemmy barites. Complete all around! 360-degrees, and much better in person! From the private collection of internationally known wildlife artist Gamini Ratnavira (, who started collecting small mineral specimens many years ago after exposure to the mineral community in his residence of Fallbrook, California. For a number of years, Gamini made mineral watercolors for private collectors on commission for $500 each. For his own enjoyment, he also made watercolor paintings of all of his pieces, and the painting is included here with the specimen (7 x 7 cm paintings set in custom 14.5 x 14.5 cm frames).

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