Barite Pseudomorphs after Witherite
Barite Pseudomorphs after Witherite from Nentsberry Mine, Alston, Cumbria, England
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description These strange replacement pseudomorphs are extremely rare, and usually rather unattractive and dull. This, however, is a rather elegant cluster of stark white, sharply hexagonal witherites that have been replaced by Barite now. These are old specimens, generally 19th century and early 1900s material. Seldom do you see even a reference example for sale, let alone such an aesthetic, display-quality piece. Formerly in the collection of noted US collector, Phil Scalisi.
Locality Nentsberry Mine, Alston, Cumbria, England
Dimensions 5.9 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm.
Specimen Grade B
Photograph Photo

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