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    BARYTE
    Sherman Mine, Upper Iowa Gulch, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA

    Although Baryte is found in a number of locations in Colorado, the stout, golden crystals from the Sherman Tunnel hold a special place in the hearts of Colorado collectors. No collection of this state's minerals is considered complete without a specimen from here. A sterling example of the type is the matrix specimen comprising this lot. It features a wealth of tan rhombs of various sizes liberally coating the upper surface of a matte gray, siliceous matrix. The shiny crystals range in size up to 1.25 inch across and the largest rise above the group to proudly exhibit their crystalline perfection for all to see. There are a couple of minor "wilbers": dings small enough on the back and side to be easily missed. Otherwise the condition is excellent. It comes with a Kosnar label and the specimen bears a corresponding accession number on the bottom "Ba281L1."
    Overall measurements: 3.5 x 2.75 x 2.5 inches (8.9 x 7 x 6.4 cm).

    Provenance: Mountain Minerals, Richard Kosnar Collection [Hoppel # D0561]


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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