Barite, Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru, Mined c. 2001, Kalaskie Collection #1077, Medium Cabinet 6.0 x 9.0 x 12.0 cm, $100. Online 11/1.
Silicified mound of matrix with numerous tiny sphalerite crystals in turn covered with ivory white, lustrous bladed barite. Really nice coverage and good contrast in crystals sizes. A couple of broken crystals keep the specimen from being more expensive but it is still a nice medium cabinet specimen from mining ca. 2001. Betty Kalaskie Collection #1077.