“Bringing The Past, Into the Future”

Northern Geological Supplies Ltd
Northern Geological Supplies Ltd

“Bringing The Past, Into the Future”

Baryte (Scotland)

£1.50£3.00 ex VAT

Baryte specimens from Silver Glen, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. These particular specimens are pale pink – red in colour, showing slight tabular habit. Supplied in multiple sizes, with a white card tray and an information label.

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Baryte specimens from Silver Glen, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Any baryte specimen is incredibly dense, with small pieces even feeling heavier than they appear, which is surprising, considering it is a non metallic mineral. This density was how the mineral obtained its name, being derived from the Greek word 'βάρυζ' meaning heavy. It occurs in a range of environments and deposited via many processes including biogenic, hydrothermal and evaporation, among others. Commonly occurring in lead-zinc veins. Over 75% of baryte extracted worldwide is used for weighting driling fluids in oil and gas exploration to control high formation pressures and prevent blowouts. These particular specimens are pale pink - red in colour, showing slight tabular habit. Supplied in multiple sizes, with a white card tray and an information label.

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Weight 100 g
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