Barite (blue, internal phantoms), altered matrix: Georgia, Bartow County, Emerson, Paga Mine, Cimbar Performance Minerals
|An aesthetic specimen consisting of two lustrous and gemmy flattened grey-blue barite crystals with distinct iron-oxide coated phantom barite crystals perched on altered matrix rock; 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.2 in.
|Copy of image held in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
|Donor: Front Range Minerals, Golden, CO.
|Barite ores were first mined in the Cartersville mining district, Bartow County, Georgia in the late 1800s for the manufacture of barium compounds. The Paga Mine was one of the district's most important producer. Barite mining operations increased during World War I to compensate for the loss of barium from overseas suppliers, and barite was produced for various industrial purposes.
|Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
|Digital image copyright owned by Front Range Minerals, Golden, CO.
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|Barite (blue, internal phantoms), altered matrix: Georgia, Bartow County, Emerson, Paga Mine, Cimbar Performance Minerals