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Identity HelpBarite?

21st Oct 2019 01:59 UTCLance Tannahill

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Specimen is about 2cm x 2cm.
I have had this specimen quite sometime. I originally bought it from a seller who had acquired it from an old collection and he didn't know what it was.  I liked the well defined crystals and it was cheap so I brought it home. I never got around to IDing it, but I recently saw some topaz that looked very similar but this specimen is way too soft (it can be scratched with a screw). Any ideas as to the ID?

21st Oct 2019 02:00 UTCLance Tannahill

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Another angle. 

21st Oct 2019 02:01 UTCLance Tannahill

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Yet another 

21st Oct 2019 02:05 UTCThomas Lühr Expert

Baryte is a good guess. An ideal candidate to determine the SG

21st Oct 2019 02:01 UTCKevin Conroy Expert

It looks like baryte to me, and a nice one at that!   It could be from a number of places, such as the Linwood Mine, Iowa, USA: https://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?loc=24924&min=549

21st Oct 2019 18:03 UTCLance Tannahill

I looked up some Linwood barite on ebay and wow it does look similar!  Thanks for the lead.
 
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