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St. Peters, Sydney, Cumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 55' 15'' South , 151° 8' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.920959, 151.1447


Some specimens of Baryte were found in 1892 in a Quarry near the Cook's River and adjoining the Illawara Road, at St. Peters, some 5 miles from Sydney.
Three specimens are apparently held by the Australian Museum

The following quotation is from the article by C.Anderson.
"The crystals are either tabular on the basal pinacoid, or prismatic by extension parallel to the brachy-axis. The combinations are comparatively simple; of two crystals measured one showed the forms c (001), m (110), 0
(OIl), d (102), the other (PI. xix., fig. 2) the forms c (001), b
(010), m (110), 0 (011), d (102), z (111). This latter crystal
measures approximately 3 mm. X 2! mm. on the basal pinacoid, and, like nU the well formed specimens is quite transparent and colourless. The faces of b (010) are very small and were measured in the position of maximum illumination".

The co-ordinates are estimated based on the literature.

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References

-Anderson, C., 1905. Mineralogical notes. No. II. Topaz, barite, anglesite, cerussite, and zircon. Records of the Australian Museum
6(2): 83–97,(15 September 1905]), Australian Museum Scientific Publications

-Smith, Henry G, On the Occurrence of Barite (Barytes) in the Hawksebury sandstone near Sydney, 1892, Proceedings of the Linnean Society New South Wales, p131-132

 
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