Dims: 1-3/8" x 1-1/8" x 7/8"
Wt: 26.8 g
Dara-I-Pioz, Tien-Shan Mts., Khazakstan
This little thumbnail is supposedly a bit rare, and, better still, it's fluorescent, showing a strong white under a shortwave UV source! Baratovite has the pearly luster and appearance of basal cleavage that reminds me of muscovite, or perhaps moonstone. Anyway, its color is a pale pink, and there is a small amount of it on a matrix composed of mixed aegrine and misterite. It shows some of the best white fluorescence that I've seen- it's right up there with hydrozincite!