Barite, Calcite

Barite, Calcite

Regular price $96,000.00
SKU:50744
Locality: Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Dimensions: 11.3 x 10.3 x 8.6 cm

The Elk Creek locality, situated on the edge of the famous South Dakota Badlands in Meade County, has been known for it's iconic amber-yellow barite crystals on calcite matrix for over one hundred years. Despite the long history of collecting barite-bearing septarian concretions at this prolific locale, very few truly high-quality matrix specimens are found each year, and pieces such as this outstanding example may only be found once every few years or longer. The saturated cognac color combined with extremely high luster and transparency make this an absolute 'gem' of a barite crystal. This is certainly one of the finest specimens in this size range we have ever seen from the locality. Riley Owen photo.

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