Baryte, Calcite

Aguathuna, Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland
Size: 9.5x7.2x8.2 cm
Largest crystal size: Ba 3, Ca 10 mm


This limestone matrix has a large vug lined with colourless and white-zoned baryte crystals on one side. As well, there are some sharp scalenohedral crystals of calcite in the vug. Interestingly, this specimen is from an ancient "white smoker", a hot spring at the bottom of an ancient ocean that precipitated barium, calcium and iron minerals. s

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