Barite on Pyrite (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

2000' Level, Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The best of these specimens are arguably the finest golden Barite crystals from Colorado which show a very rich golden color and excellent gem quality crystals. This piece is a bit more of a Pyrite specimen which hosts several gemmy, sharp, lustrous, rich golden color Barites sitting on a crystallized plate of striated, metallic, lustrous, golden Pyrite cubes up to 9 mm. This mine is long defunct and will never produce these specimens ever again. This piece came to Rich Kosnar from noted Colorado collector, Hal Miller and was mined in 1981.

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