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Missing Rock Candy mine barite

Posted by Bob Jackson  
Bob Jackson December 24, 2011 06:10AM
Has anyone seen this very distinctive specimen? Missing from its case in my very secure rock room, a place of limited access, very puzzling how it could disappear. May not have been a recent event, the barites are in a darker area of the room, to preserve color.


Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2012 05:51PM by Bob Jackson.
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Rock Currier December 25, 2011 11:25AM

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Bob Jackson January 12, 2012 01:37AM
Should have noted that the photo is a detail of the piece, overall is 18.5 cm long. Had I planned to sell it, would have likely trimmed to 12 cm or so, to highlight the zoned barites. The base of the specimen in drusy quartz over drusy pale green fluorite.

AJ Luzier April 12, 2012 06:42AM
Will keep an eye out as folks tend to bring me barites to try and sell since I mine them...
Bob Jackson April 18, 2012 10:26PM
Thanks, AJ, the more eyes out there the better.
Bob Jackson September 28, 2014 09:06PM
Many thanks to all who PM'd me. The specimen has been located and the perpetrator identified.
Jenna Mast September 29, 2014 10:20AM

That's excellent that the specimen was found! I hope it wasn't damage. It always disheartens me when I hear about mineral thefts.
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