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Baryte from
Rosh Pinah Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibia

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Baryte
Formula:BaSO4
Comments:Aesthetic crystals were collected early in 1989 although the mine was exploited since 1969. Baryte is a rich golden orange colour, large crystals over 4cm long are arranged in radiating sprays up to 30cm diameter. The finest specimens have baryte on matrix. Some floater specimens are composed of complete 360° discs similar to aztec suns.
Habit:Tabular crystals - amber-orange to 4cm, yellow to 1cm
Colour:Amber-orange, yellow
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 47.

Min.Rec.: 20(5):397.; Cairncross, B. and Fraser, A. (2012) The Rosh Pinah lead-zinc mine. Roacks & Minerals, 87 (5), 398-407.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Galena9 photos of Baryte associated with Galena at this locality.
Sphalerite6 photos of Baryte associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Marcasite4 photos of Baryte associated with Marcasite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Baryte data
Locality Data:Click here to view Rosh Pinah Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibia
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Nearest other occurrences of Baryte
21.5km (13.4 miles) Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibia
 
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