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Copyright © Marcus V.
minID: N80-GXX

Baryte : BaSO4

Copyright © Marcus V.  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 13 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 35 mm

Blue Baryte xls

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Photo added:22nd Nov 2013
Dimensions:640x480px (0.31 megapixels)
Date/Time of Photo:22nd Nov 2013 19:06:57
Exposure time:1/125s
Focal Length:6mm
ISO speed:125

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PhotosBaryte - Winterberg Quarry, Iberg, Bad Grund, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

31st Oct 2014 19:13 UTCJamison K. Brizendine Expert

Marcus has this specimen attributed to the Winterberg Quarry, Iberg, Lower Saxony, Germany, but I think this is a mistake. I believe that this specimen actually is from the Baryte Mine, Brunndöbra, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany. The color and habit resembles specimens from this mine instead.

Luckily, Marcus took a picture of the underside of his specimen here (http://www.mindat.org/photo-573467.html)

Marcus's specimen strongly resembles to one of Mario Adelt’s specimens here (http://www.mindat.org/photo-48191.html),

Mario’s specimen is also from the Baryte Mine, Saxony, Germany and the black mineral on Mario’s specimen is psilomelane. I suspect that the black blebs on Marcus’s specimen is the same mineral.

Since I am not an expert in German minerals and since I have not seen very many German barytes, I could of course made a mistake. If there is a German mineral expert, I would like to hear your opinion.

17th Nov 2014 09:03 UTCMarcus Voigt

Hello Jamison,

I would call myself a "expert" for german minerals.( after 29 years of collecting )

In my collection I got some specimen from Brunndöbra, too ;-)

They are totally different, to this Specimen from Winterberg.

And I obtained this Baryte from a collector, who lives close to the Winterberg Quarry.

Best regards


17th Nov 2014 15:02 UTCJamison K. Brizendine Expert

Thank you Marcus for the confirmation.
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