6.1" Linwood Mine BARITE Baryte ClearChiselTip Terminated Crystals Iowa for sale
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This is a wonderful cluster of tabular BARITE crystals that came out of the celebrated find at the May, 2012 Pocket at the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa. Significant specimens from this famed locality rarely appear on the market today, and only appear when hey are recycled out of old collections. We found this piece at the East Coast Gem Rock and Mineral Show, where it made its first appearance. A large pocket lined with exceptional barite crystals was encountered at the Linwood mine about 6-8 weeks before the East Coast Show at the Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, USA. The pocket was underground, and one dealer bought the entire lot from the mine operator, then sold it in lots to a couple of other dealers. The best of these specimens were proclaimed to be comparable to the famous English barites from Frizington, but though they are very, very good, in my opinion this is just marketing talk. These are arguably the best from this locality, which is also known for having produced very nice calcite crystals.
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