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BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire

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BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE

Hand polished

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire.
 
A beautiful example of barytocelestine from Gloucestershire.

Barytocelestine is a combination of the minerals barite (barium sulphate) and celestite (strontium sulphate).  In the Chipping Sodbury area of Gloucestershire barytocelestine occurs as beautiful salmon-pink banded fibrous masses, which line fissures in the local Carboniferous Limestone.

The rear of this specimen is coated in pyrite crystals.

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Size: 8 x 7 x 3.5 centimetres
Weight: 333 grams

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BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire
BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire BARYTOCELESTINE AND PYRITE - Gloucestershire