Baryte – Foss Mine
£1.50 – £4.50
Baryte mineral specimens, unusual samples collected from Foss mine in Scotland, they have a fine crystalline texture instead and are quite robust specimens. Pieces are off white in colour and may show a shimmer effect in certain lighting conditions. Available in various sizes, supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Baryte specimens from Foss mine, these mineral specimens exhibit baryte with a fine crystalline texture, because of this, while most baryte specimens, while very dense, are quite soft, these particular specimens appear to be strong and robust. They are a pale white colour and in some cases, depending on the crystal orientation, specimens may also have a slight shimmer when viewed from certain light angles. Barite from Foss mine has been dated to the pre Cambrian period and forms part of the Ben Eagach formation. It is a dense mineral consisting mainly of barium sulfate, the name is derived from the Greek word, βαρύς which means heavy spar. These particular specimens are white in colour, opaque and have a fine, more massive crystalline texture than other baryte specimens in our range. Often found associated with hydrothermal mineralisation, these specimens are available in various sizes, supplied in a card tray with an information label.