Barite Photos 
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

barite rose-1
Norman, Oklahoma
When crystals of barite crystallize in quartz sand as a cluster of flat crystals,
they produce a curious structure that resembles a flower. 
These crystal aggregates are known as barite roses. 


Photo is copyright free for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.