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Rocks and Minerals ➔ Barite

Identifier:
2019.1.1111
Description:
Barite is a sulfate comprised of sulfur, oxygen, and barium. This specimen was found in the Bigrigg Mine near Egremont, England. It was collected by George L. English & Company. 

Formula: BaSO4
Date:
1887 – 1891
Source:
Museum Collection
Maker/Donor
George L. English & Company
George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment. 
Related Place
Egremont
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