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Barite and Enargite

Tags: mineral


Name: Barite and enargite
Locality: Chinkuashih mine, Rueifang, Taiwan
Size & weight: 12.505g
Chemical Class: Sulfates
Chemical Formula: BaSO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic system
Hardness: 3-3.5
Fracture: Uneven
Cleavage: Perfect
Streak: White
Common Appearance: Bladed, tabular
Luster: Vitreous to Pearly
Color: Achromatic, white, yellow, cyan, brown, red
Specific Gravity: 4.3-4.7
Barite is a heavy mineral of common occurrence and wide distribution with fine crystals. In Taiwan barite occurs at Ruifang, Chinkuashih, Wutanshan and Tainan.
NTU Digital Archives of Geosciences Department, National Taiwan University