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Celestine (Celestite) blue covered with Barite (Baryte), Val Verde County, Texas

Mineral: Celestine (Celestite) and Barite (Baryte)
Location: Pandale
County: Val Verde County, Texas
Chemical Formulas: SrSO4 and BaSO4 (sulfates)
Crystal System: both are Orthorhombic
Specimen Size: 10 x 8 x 3 cm
Specimen Weight: 925 grams
Other interesting facts can be found in:

Kyle, J. R., 1994, The barite industry and resources of Texas: Univ. Texas, Bur. Econ. Geol., Austin, Mineral Resources Circular No. 85, 86 p.

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From Dr. J. Richard Kyle