Barite on calcite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota, United States    <br /><br />8" across <br /><br />Illustrated in "American Mineral Treasures". It is a wonderful specimen from one of America's top two localities for this common but popular mineral. Barite specimens of Elk Creek are removed from Septarian nodules. <br /><br />One repair is present on this piece. The repair is at the join between the left-most barite crystal and the matrix. The repair is clean.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was traded from Robert Lavinsky in early 2010 during a visit to Dallas, Texas.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia </p>
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