Barite

A brownish-gray single-terminated barite crystal

Photo by Stephanie Reed

Our President Martin Mueller was showing off this huge barite crystal at our previous meeting. He got it from the auction at the Park Hills show, and it was originally from the Linwood Mine in Buffalo, Iowa. The word barite means heavy, and it is a very dense mineral.

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