Val Verde County - murphotos

Barite (Baryte) blades under shortwave Fluorescent source

Mineral: Barite (Baryte) brown crystal cluster
Location: Pandale
County: Val Verde County, Texas
Chemical Formula: BaSO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Specimen Size: 18 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm
Specimen Weight: 696 grams
Other interesting facts: Information on Barite occurrences in Val Verde County found in :
1) Kyle, J. Richard. The barite industry and resources of Texas. Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1994.

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From Dr. J. Richard Kyle