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Variant of barite.


(Minerals) a colourless or white mineral consisting of barium sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form, occurring in sedimentary rocks and with sulphide ores: a source of barium. Formula: BaSO4. Also called: barite (esp US and Canadian) or heavy spar
[C18: from Greek barus heavy + -itēs -ite1]


(ˈbɛər aɪt, ˈbær-)

a mineral, barium sulfate, BaSO4, occurring in white, yellow, or colorless tabular crystals: the principal ore of barium.
[1780–90; bar (ytes) + -ite1]
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Noun1.barytes - a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
atomic number 56, Ba, barium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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The Force Crag Mine was worked for zinc, lead and barytes from 1835 until 1991 and was the last working mine in the Lake District.
Minerals covered will include calcium carbonates, kaolins, talcs, micas, barytes, aluminum trihydrates and other fillers.
Some of the major products manufactured by the company are silica flour, Frac sand and proppant, silica sand, filter media products (sand, gravel and anthracite), oil-well drilling products, potassium chloride, industrial salt, barytes, calcium chloride, talc powder, calcium carbonate, bentonite, hematite, polybilt, waterproofing and coating products, insulation and industrial gasket products, and coloring master batches.
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Table 77: India Barytes Production Volume (Million Tones), 2006-2010
Beattie JA, Haldane A D (1958) The occurrence of palygorskite and barytes in certain parna soils of the Murrumbidgee region, New South Wales.
About a mile above, a second outcrop of mineral was located which was found to be lead and copper in barytes gangue.
The water-swellable fillers can be bentonite, lignite, alumina trihydrate, barytes, calcium carbonate, chlorite, clays, pyrophyllite, talc, polyacrylic acid, polyacrylamide, sodium polyacrylate, cellulose esters, ethylene vinyl chloride, acrylic resins, alkyd resins, polyethylene oxide, collagens, gelatins, or ethylene acrylic acid copolymers.
As this gas appeared through a fault system, that was not the objective, it was always sealed with large quantities of suitable products and barytes during the drilling phase.
Raja Reddy, who began his career as a manager in Mangampet barytes mines, later captured the mines by allegedly killing the owner Venkata Narasaiah.
Consul further declared that India ranks high position in the production of barytes, coal and lignite, iron ore, kyanite/sillimanite and talc/steatite/pyrophyllite, bauxite, manganese ore and steel (crude), and aluminum and copper (refined).