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BARITE
Northumberland Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA 4 cm × 4.5 cm × 1.5 cm

$750 Specimen Number: 1318-47 Browse All Specimens
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Al Cerny Collection Al Cerny was a practicing mining engineer for over 30 years before retiring to South Carolina for the bass fishing. He worked at several mines including Sterling Hill near Franklin, New Jersey and the Northumberland Mine in Nevada where he was able to satisfy his collecting passion. Barite became his specialty, but the collection has far more than just barite.

This is just a stunning miniature barite. A complete floater of two attached parallel growth crystals grading from gray at the center to yellow at the tips. We have a similar larger piece to list later, but it doesn’t have this absoluter perfection of form.

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