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3.1" Barite Blades, Pyrite And Crystal Quartz Minerals Bou Nahas Mine Morocco


Location: Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane Area, Morocco

Weight: 13.7 Ounces 

Dimension: 3.1 Inches Long, 2.9 Inches Wide, 2.4 Inches Thick

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Barite blades, pyrite, and crystal quartz minerals can be found in the Bou Nahas Mine in Morocco. The Bou Nahas Mine is located in the Oumjrane area of the Alnif region in southeastern Morocco. It is known for its rich deposits of various minerals, including barite, pyrite, and crystal quartz.

Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4). It is commonly found as colorless or white crystals but can also occur in various shades of blue, green, yellow, or red. Barite blades refer to the tabular or platy crystals of barite that can be found in the Bou Nahas Mine. These blades can range in size from small millimeters to several centimeters in length. Barite is often used in various industries such as oil and gas drilling, paint and coatings, and medical applications.

Pyrite, also known as "fool's gold," is a common iron sulfide mineral with a metallic luster. It typically forms cubic crystals but can also occur as masses or grains. Pyrite is often found associated with other minerals such as quartz and barite. In the Bou Nahas Mine, pyrite can be found in various forms, including small crystals and aggregates. Pyrite has been used for centuries as a source of sulfur and as a decorative stone.

Crystal quartz, also known as rock crystal or clear quartz, is a colorless variety of quartz. It is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth and can be found in many different environments. Crystal quartz forms hexagonal prismatic crystals with pointed terminations. In the Bou Nahas Mine, crystal quartz can be found as individual crystals or clusters embedded within other minerals such as barite and pyrite.

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