Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
An unusual barite shows a flattened tabular appearance with parallel, coalescing crystals and termination on one face. The other side is a single crystal. It is a white barite with the terminations highlighted by sandstone which was the host rock in which thin veins of barite formed. This mine was a classic locality in the 1800s (from around 1850-1900), which makes this a very rare historic piece. Pieces can be seen in museums around the country, but these are rarely for sale. The piece is complete on all sides but one which can be placed on the bottom or on the side for display.
4.30 x 4.70 x 1.10 cm