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BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey

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CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF BARITE
CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ


Nutfield, near Redhill, Surrey
 
The classic honey-coloured crystals of barite from the Fuller’s Earth pits at Nutfield in Surrey are well-known to mineral collectors but it has not been possible to collect them since the pits were closed in the 1990s. These pits have been worked since medieval times and the occurrence of barite here was first recorded in 1819.

This is a superb example of barite and quartz from this locality. The barite occurs as large, intergrown, crystals with milky quartz occupying the voids between the crystals. In one place the quartz has formed a small 'geode'.  One or two of the barite crystals are semi-transparent.

This specimen is from an old collection and was collected in the 1970s. It is very heavy for its size, weighing nearly 2 kilograms.

 
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Size: 13 x 12 x 9 centimetres
Weight: 1.71 kilograms

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BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey
BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey BARITE CRYSTALS WITH QUARTZ - Nutfield, Surrey