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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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Beattie JA, Haldane A D (1958) The occurrence of palygorskite and barytes in certain parna soils of the Murrumbidgee region, New South Wales.
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