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Baryte, Kazakhstan

Posted by Rock Currier  
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May 28, 2009 08:00AM
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Baryte, Kazakhstan
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Here will go a good picture of a Baryte from Kazakhstan and general remarks about the Baryte from this country. Here are some url's to some of the better Kazakhstani Baryte specimens here on Mindat that can be considered for inclusion in the article. These, in most cases are just for temporary use until we can get images of the much better specimens that are almost certainly out there. We should also consider that there are probably localities out there with fine specimens that are not even mentioned on Mindat. Also in some instances there are sometimes pictures on Mindat, of specimens from a locality, but they were so ratty that I did not include them here, but there may also be really good specimens from there that we should talk about in this article.


Baryte
Kazakhstan
Dzhezkazgan Mine (Zhezqazghan Mine), Dzhezkazgan (Zhezqazghan), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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Here is a note on a Kazakhstani Barite locality.

Kazakhstan
Dzhezkazgan. “Flesh colored opaque thin blades to 2 cm in 4 cm spray w/ quartz, calcite & chalcopyrite. Rare.”1
1 Bill Dameron, personal communication, 2003, description of a specimen in his collection.



Click here to view Barite and here to view Best Minerals B and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



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