Baryte

Baryte


Composition: BaSO4
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Colours: Honey-brown, orange-brown, brown
Lustre : Vireous, pearly
Hardness : 3.0-3.5
Specific Gravity : 4.5
References: Gebhard (1999)

Occurrence

  • Hypogene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

Attractive specimens of baryte with smthsonite were found in the first oxidation zone, notably on 6 Level.