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Variant of barite.
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(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]
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(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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Also speaking, the World Bank representative, Mr Christopher Sheldon, said it was a bad news that despite the fact that Nigeria is richly endowed with industrial minerals, the country still imports over 72, 000 talc, 9, 000 barytes, 5, 000 mica and even silica sand.
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However, some witnessed negative growth rate during the period under review such as Magnesite 58.14 percent, Barytes 42.12 percent, Sulphur 37.18 percent, Crude oil 8.21 percent, Chromite 3.85 percent and Coal 0.66 percent.
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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.