Baryte with Goethite
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Huanuco, Peru
Cabinet, 11.5 x 10.1 x 6.7 cm

This is a large, attractive Baryte specimen from finds around 2008 in Peru that came out during a construction project and surprised the mineral collecting world at the time. It features several fans of glistening, sharp, tabular, highly lustrous, gemmy, colorless to whitish, big, platy Baryte crystals scattered attractively on matrix dotted with small rosettes of Goethite. The translucent to transparent blades range in size from 1 to 5.2 cm in maximum dimension and are arranged in a very aesthetic and three-dimensional array on the moderately contrasting tan matrix. Quite a few sparkling, sub-metallic rosettes of tightly grouped Goethite crystals in clusters up to 1 cm are strategically situated between the Baryte blades. These Baryte crystals from this locality are known for their amazing form and color, and you can see why. This highly displayable cabinet piece has great balance and composition given the big, bright Baryte blades and the contrasting Goethite clusters. This is a great piece from this fifteen year old find.