- Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 6.7 x 3.4 cm
- Frizington, Copeland, Cumbria, England, UK
- Ex. Raymond Schortmann
These sharp spearpoint, tabular Baryte crystals from the historic mines in Cumbria, England constitute a classic, old-time and superb cluster - everything you would want in a British icon. They have a glassy luster with a beautiful blue hue with yellow overtones at the terminations. Dozens of Baryte crystals are in flattened, parallel growth both out to the sides and to the front and vary in size from 2.5 to 9.0 cm in length and 0.5 to nearly 2.0 cm in width. They are translucent to locally transparent in the body of the crystals with distinctly transparent and gemmy tips. There is no damage to any of the crystals in the tabular array save the contacting at their base and those to the one side of the piece are actually doubly terminated. A few smaller Baryte crystals that project outward near the base on both side are incomplete and inconsequential and is redeemed by several small groups of flesh colored, saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals. A SUPERB and highly glassy cluster! Ex. Raymond Schortmann collection with label. He was one of the most respected of mid-1900s East Coast dealers, and this was in his personal collection.