Tabular translucent pale-blue Baryte crystalsYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Egremont, UK
Size: 10.8 x 9.2 x 4.5 cm
Description: It receives its name from the Greek word ‘barys’ which means ‘heavy’. This name is in response to barite’s high specific gravity of 4.5, which is exceptional for a nonmetallic mineral. Barite is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal habits. It is easily identifiable by its heavy weight, since most similar minerals are much lighter (e.g. Calcite).
In this model you can see tabular translucent pale-blue Baryte (Barite) crystals.
Baryte is the main ore of the element barium. It is also important in the manufacture of paper and rubber. When crushed, it is added to mud to form barium mud, which is poured into oil wells during drilling.
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI