Lot 1: BLUE BARITE CLUSTER
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
BLUE BARITE CLUSTER
Possibly Baia Sprie or nearby Cavnic in Maramures Co., Romania
This impressive piece is composed of blade-like flashing light blue crystal clusters of the barium sulfate mineral Barite. This uncommonly large intricate specimen is probably from the classic mines of Romania and exhibits a rare and delicate gray-blue, giving the whole piece a soft and soothing appearance, measuring 14 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.