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  1. witheritenoun

    A yellow-grey mineral form of barium carbonate, BaCO

Webster Dictionary

  1. Witheritenoun

    barium carbonate occurring in white or gray six-sided twin crystals, and also in columnar or granular masses

    Etymology: [So called after Dr. W. Withering.]

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  1. Witherite

    Witherite is a barium carbonate mineral, BaCO3, in the aragonite group. Witherite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and virtually always is twinned. The mineral is colorless, milky white, grey, pale yellow, green, to pale brown. The specific gravity is 4.3, which is high for a translucent mineral. It fluoresces light blue under both long and short-wave UV light, and is phosphorescent under short-wave UV light. Witherite forms in low-temperature hydrothermal environments. It is commonly associated with fluorite, celestine, galena, barite, calcite and aragonite. Witherite occurrences include: Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA; Settlingstones Mine Northumberland, Alston Moor, Cumbria, Anglezarke, Lancashire and Burnhope, County Durham, England; Thunder Bay area, Ontario, Canada, Germany and Poland. Witherite was named for William Withering an English physician and naturalist who in 1784 published his research on the new mineral. He could show that barite and the new mineral were two different minerals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of witherite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of witherite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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