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Image courtesy of Roy Starkey
Baryte
Donor: Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society , 1822 - 1932
Dimensions: 80x70x40
Place Object Found: Winster
Department: Earth Sciences
Accession Number: I189
This specimen of Baryte (BaSO4) was found in Winster in Derbyshire and presented to Sheffield Literary & Philosophical Society at some point in the mid-19th century. It was then gifted to Sheffield Public Museum in the 1870s, along with the rest of the collections of the Lit & Phil. The label saying 297, glued onto the specimen is almost certainly the original identity number from the old Literary & Philosophical Society Museum, in the Music Halls on Surrey Street (where the Central Library is now).
Display Location: In Store
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