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    BARYTE
    Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA

    One of the "classic" Colorado localities is the Stoneham Baryte locality that has been producing loose crystals of a light blue tint for decades. Matrix specimens like this one were a considerably smaller portion of the production, probably due to the relative difficulty of extraction. This particular matrix specimen is about as large as they come. There are around 20 Aquamarine blue prisms with classic 'chisel' style terminations, some measuring 2.25 inches (5.85 cm) in length - very big for Stoneham, all rising out of a tan limestone matrix coated with a 0.25 inch (6.5 mm) thick crust of 'dog tooth' Calcites of a light golden hue. There are a couple of broken Barytes out at the edges, but overall condition is excellent for this superb Stoneham specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 7.55 x 4.52 x 3.38 inches (19.2 x 11.5 x 8.6 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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