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    BARYTE
    Lake Thunderbird area
    Norman, Cleveland Co.
    Oklahoma, USA
    4.52 x 3.14 x 3.01 inches (11.5 x 8 x 7.65 cm)

    The city of Norman may be best known as the home to Oklahoma University, but it also produces a geologic wonder - the "desert rose" form of the mineral Baryte - showcased here in this specimen. Clustered on top of each other are these Baryte "Roses" formed when the Baryte solution became trapped in reddish, Iron-stained sand disrupting the normal Baryte crystallography and forcing the Baryte to crystallize into these unique clusters of "Sand Roses." This aesthetic marvel is top quality.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    7th-14th Thursday-Thursday
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