David K. Joyce

Baryte, Calcite

9.5x7.2x8.2 cm
Port au Port Peninsula
Newfoundland, Canada

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Item number: 24765

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