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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pugh Quarry Barite and Celestite Reference

From OSU: Descriptive Mineralogy of Pugh Quarry, Northwestern Ohio: Barite and Celestite

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Title: Descriptive Mineralogy of Pugh Quarry, Northwestern Ohio: Barite and Celestite
Creators: Parr, David F.
Chang, Luke L. Y.
Issue Date: Jan-1980
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v80, n1 (January, 1980), 20-29
Abstract: Two sulfate minerals, barite and celestite, were identified in the Devonian rocks at Pugh Quarry. The barite occurs commonly as rosette-like clusters with wide variety of colors and crystal habits. Unusual features include paired crystals and hollow crystals. The former consist of two barite crystals growing parallel with each other on the dolostone matrix, and the latter only of a thin wall of barite commonly marked by cross striations. Celestite crystals have two different colors. The grayblue and blue crystals are prismatic to blocky and occur as well-formed individuals, whereas the colorless and white crystals are tabular to bladed and occur as distinct individuals and as compact clusters.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22668
ISSN: 0030-0950
Appears in Collections: Volume 80, Issue 1 (January, 1980)
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