• Rock Hunting in Michigan: Best LocationsWhat You Can

    The Marquette County is the home of many bismuth, cadmium, cobalt, copper, and gold mines. If you are interested in panning for gold, you can test your luck in the area surrounding the Ropes mine in Ishpeming. Placer gold can be found throughout several creeks and streams. Isle Royale

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  • Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club Field Trips

    Placer Gold Hunt on the La Plata RiverQuartz crystal. Quartz Clustervellite, pyrite, barite, cuprite, native silver and copper, as well as azurite, malachite, and cuprite among other minerals. The mine is located in a beautiful slot canyon with many of the old mine workings still standing. The site is not only a fun site to explore

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  • Blue barite crystal

    Morocco Blue Barite with Chalcopyrite/golden Pyrite cluster/rough barite crystal/fools gold/rock and mineral/collection/loose blue crystals. SoulGemZ314. 5 out of 5 stars. (1,644) $25.00. Favorite. Add to.

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  • INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: AQUAMARINE[OPAQUE]

    Nov 02, 2021Aquamarine (from Lat. aqua marina, water of the sea) is a blue or turquoise variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities which yield ordinary beryl, some of the finest coming from Russia.The gem-gravel placer deposits of Sri Lanka contain aquamarine. Clear yellow beryl, such as occurs in Brazil, is sometimes called aquamarine chrysolite.When corundum presents the bluish tint of typical

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  • Saphira Minerals

    The Hunza valley is arguably the largest corundum deposit in the world, best known for its ruby on marble specimens. This piece shows the more rare blue sapphire color, ranging from steel blue to purple with some patches of light pink. The staggering 3.4 cm long hexagonal crystal lies

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  • Critical Minerals in Arkansas

    Barite was first discovered in Montgomery County in 1888, and near Magnet Cove in Hot Spring County in 1900. It was mined beginning in 1939. During 1944-1966 the Chamberlain Creek deposit at Magnet Cove was the Nations' leading producer. In the 1970-1980's barite was mined from the Fancy Hill district in Montgomery County.

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  • QUARTZ CRYSTAL PLATE: SONNEMAN (S. Mt.) MINE, OWYHEE

    Silver City was founded in 1864 soon after silver was discovered at nearby War Eagle Mountain. Small-scale mining continued off and on until World War II when the last mines in the area closed. The South Mountain mining district in the southwest corner of Idaho is well known for the world class ilvaite and hedenbergite crystals that were found here many years ago.

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  • Minerals

    Barite (BaSO 4) and celestite (SrSO 4) are the end-members of a nearly ideal solid solution. Most of the exploitable deposits of celestite occur associated with evaporitic sediments which consist of gypsum (CaSO 4 2H 2 O) or anhydrite (CaSO 4). Barite, despite having a broader geological distribution is rarely present in these deposits.

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  • Barite

    Jul 23, 2021Barite: 20 grams Ex Don Zowader Collection Size: Small Miniature 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm: Location: England? Description: This is a gemmy Barite crystal cluster specimen with the lightest blue clear crystals. The edge of the lower right crystal has some damage. The label only says, England? Ex Don Zowader Collection : Contact Dealer:

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  • FindingRocks

    This website is dedicated to the amateur rockhound who is interested in finding rock specimens for their collection. It includes information such as collecting locations that I've visited or that I've researched, and also information from other rockhounds. This page allows for the entry of Rock collecting locations that have been found by users on the internet or by reference sources.

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  • Barite

    Oct 30, 2021Barite, also spelled baryte, is a relatively heavy barium sulfate crystal (composed of barium, sulfur and oxygen). Its name comes from the Greek word "barys" which means "very heavy." Barite can range in color from colorless, white, yellow, gray, pink, light blue, greenish, brown and brownish red. Barite is actually a common mineral.

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  • 144 Yellow Barite Photos

    139 yellow barite stock photos are available royalty-free. Reset All Filters. Yellow Barite crystal cluster. Yellow Barite or Baryte crystal cluster. The mineral barite is pink, gray, white, yellow, blue or colorless. Baryte or Barite is a very common mineral and is found in Europe, China, USA, Bolivia and. Barite

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  • Digging for Gems, Minerals, and Fossils in Montana

    The stone is found by washing off the gravels found in the stream deposits. Montana is the best state in the U.S. for sapphire mining, and there are several locations where rockhounds can pay to dig for the valuable gem. About 15 sites in Montana claim sapphire findings. The Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine is extremely popular for its gemstone mining.

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  • Idaho Mineral Deposits

    Idaho has excellent examples of many diverse types of mineral deposits- however the classic lode and placer deposits tend to dominate. A lode deposit is a tabular-shaped deposit between definite boundaries.barite, carbonate minerals, flourite, gold, gold tellurides and silver.blue, green Nickel ores - pale green Cobalt - pink, red

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  • Crystals Healing Your Life

    Psychics and crystal empaths use these stones to see into the "future" or foretell future events. Seer stones are typically those healing crystals with a "window" or flat edge to the side of the stone. These are also called "Emu eggs" and window stones among other names. Usually they are larger stones but any size can be considered

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  • RUBYSAPPHIRE IN WYOMING

    Mar 20, 2021As an example, in the 1990s, I went looking for rubies misidentified as garnets by another geologist. After I found this deposit located at Palmer Canyon, Wyoming in the Laramie Mountains west of Wheatland, I recognized the deposit had other potential gemstones including sapphire, kyanite and possibly similar alumina-silicates. While looking, nearby; I discovered some incredibly beautiful

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  • Turquoise mining at the Godber mine in Lander Co., Nevada

    Most of the turquoise from the Godber mine falls into this category and is considered as being a natural gem grade. Prices for better grades of Nevada turquoise rough typically ranges in price from $600 to $2500 per pound. Cut stones of natural Nevada material can sell from $2.00 to $25.00 per carat with much of the Godber turquoise coming in

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  • Ravalli County, MT mining, mines, mine owners and mine

    Ravalli County, MT mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Ravalli County, MT

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  • huge Blue John Fluorite crystal/mineral with barite

    The white is caused by the presence of barite during the formation of the fluorite and is a part of what makes blue john unique. huge Blue John Fluorite crystal/mineral. Condition is New. Ideal for jewellery/ stone cutting or as a display piece.

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  • Field Book of Common Rocks and Minerals, by Frederic

    Aug 18, 2021Plate 48.—A group of barite crystals. Outline of the typical tabular barite crystal. The six-sided double pyramid, composed of three interpenetrating crystals, typical of witherite and strontianite 328 Plate 49.—Apatite crystals in crystalline calcite. The ends of apatite crystals showing common modes of termination (in color) 306

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  • Minerals

    Dec 01, 2021In the current study, different heavy minerals typical of gold placer deposits were identified by means of micro-Raman spectroscopy, and their chemical composition analyzed and discussed (garnet, kyanite, staurolite, zircon, allanite, monazite, xenotime, rutile, anatase, cassiterite, titanite, barite). Even complex solid solution series

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  • Geology Dictionary

    Glauconite is used to create green, lazurite for blue, psilomelane for black, cinnabar for red, orpiment for orange, malachite for green, and barite for white. These are just a few examples of minerals used as pigments. The pigment minerals can be mixed with oil, water, and other liquids for use as a paint.

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  • Baryte (Barite)

    Baryte is named after Greek barys - heavy, in allusion to its high specific gravity. Many large transparent crystals have been found. Easy cleavage, brittleness and heat sensitivity of the material make it a challenge to the facetier.

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  • Barite

    Barite is most commonly coarse grained; it also occurs as platy crystals or fine-grained compact masses that may be white, light yellow, light grey, brown, pink or blue. Commercial barite is mined from surface or near-surface deposits by open-pit or underground mining methods.

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  • Minerals

    Five samples of differently colored sodalite-group minerals from gem lazurite deposits were studied by means of electron microprobe and wet chemical analyses, infrared, Raman, electron spin resonance (ESR) and UV-Visible spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Various extra-framework components (SO42−, S2− and Cl− anions, S3bull;minus;, S2bull;minus; and SO3bull;minus; radical anions

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  • Barite Blue Cluster

    You are welcome to visit our Showroom any time during trade hours. Find Us: 27 Dividend Street MANSFIELD QLD Call Us: 1300 ITHACA (1300 484 222) TRADE HOURS. Monday to Sunday: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Closed Christmas Day, Good FridayAnzac Day

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  • Barite

    Barite, also called barytes or heavy spar, the most common barium mineral, barium sulfate (BaSO 4).Barite occurs in hydrothermal ore veins (particularly those containing lead and silver), in sedimentary rocks such as limestone, in clay deposits formed by the weathering of limestone, in marine deposits, and in cavities in igneous rock.It commonly forms as large tabular crystals, as rosettelike

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  • Celestine (Celestite): The mineral celestine information

    Celestine is isomorphous with Barite, and may partially replace it. One specimen may even be part Barite and part Celestite within a single crystal. Celestine is named from the Latin term caelestis, alluding to it typical celestial sky-blue color.

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  • New Mexico Geological Society

    feet deep. Turquoise found here ranges from clear blue to green of varying shades, with many combinations of these two colors. Exploration and some mining work took place in the 1890's northeast of the town of San Luis. The ore found consisted of galena, anglesite, and cerussite associated with some sulfides of copper, silver, gold, and iron

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  • Greenstone belts: primordial tectonics – Historical Geology

    One interesting feature associated with impact-origin strata are odd chemical sedimentary deposits of barite, a mineral rich in the element barium. Note that these strata show bedding-perpendicular oriented crystal forms that are interpreted as nucleating on the ocean floor and growing ~vertically upward into the water column.

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  • What is Barite?

    Feb 20, 2021The chemical formula for barite is BaSO4. It has a high specific gravity of 4.50 g/cm3. Its Mohs hardness is 3.0 to 3.5. Barite, which may be found in a variety of colors including yellow, brown, white, blue, gray, or even colorless, typically has a vitreous to pearly luster.

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  • Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

    Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones. Walter Schumann. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993 - Nature - 380 pages. 4 Reviews. This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness

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