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OKL-914      Barite Stalactites     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  This is another rare specimen with blue crystals of barite.  The coloration on this one is light, as they always are and nearly impossible to make out in the images.  Approximately one in fifty specimens from this pocket will have any blue in its makeup.  Of those most are damaged (remember this was a collapsed pocket so almost all the specimens recovered were damaged).   This piece is exceptionally large and well coated by white and blue barite plumes.  It measures 11.6 x 8 x 6.2 cm.  35 to 40% of the front of the specimen has crystals with a blue color.  Big crystal groupings to about an inch (2.6 cm) each.  The remainder of the crystals are a bright shiny white.  Sits beautifully on a calcite cleave.  A high quality, damage free specimen... one of two that I need to cull from my collection in order to pay for the purchase of other pieces from this find.  $1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-913

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OKL-913      Barite Stalactites     Rock Island Road Cut, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, collected 2013.  This is another rare specimen with blue crystals of barite.  The coloration on this one is light, as they always are and nearly impossible to make out in the images.  Approximately one in fifty specimens from this pocket will have any blue in its makeup.  Of those most are damaged (remember this was a collapsed pocket so almost all the specimens recovered were damaged).   This piece is exceptionally large and well coated by white and blue barite plumes on a pair of schalenohedral calcite crystals.  It measures 12.7 x 9.5 x 6.2 cm.  Approximately 20% of the front and right side of the specimen have crystals with a blue color.  The bigger crystal groups are aligned with the face contact edges..  The remainder of the crystals are a bright shiny white.  Excellent damage free views from any side.   A high quality, damage free specimen... one of two that I need to cull from my collection in order to pay for the purchase of other pieces from this find.   $675