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with·er·ite

 (wĭth′ə-rīt′)
n.
A white, yellow, or gray mineral, chiefly BaCO3.

[German Witherit, after William Withering (1741-1799), British physician.]

witherite

(ˈwɪðəˌraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white, grey, or yellowish mineral consisting of barium carbonate in orthorhombic crystalline form: occurs in veins of lead ore. Formula: BaCO3
[C18: named after W. Withering (1741–99), English scientist, who first described it]

with•er•ite

(ˈwɪð əˌraɪt)

n.
a white to grayish mineral, barium carbonate, BaCO3, occurring in crystals and masses.
[1785–95; after W. Withering (1741–99), who first described it; see -ite1]
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Kohler, "Nucleation and crystallization of otavite, witherite, calcite, strontianite, hydrozincite and hydrocerussite by C[O.sub.2] membrane diffusion technique," Chemical Geology, vol.
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It occurs in the minerals barite and witherite. Barium content in Buriganga river sediment ranges from 410.9 to 563.8 [micro]g [g.sup.-1] with an average of 493.2 [micro]g [g.sup.-1] which is lower than that of average shale and continental upper crust values.
Take, for instance, the mineral witherite, a barium carbonate uncommon elsewhere in the world: mines near Hexham produced hundreds of thousands of tons of this mineral alone.
In general, the sources of barium in groundwater can be barium-rich feldspars, plagioclases, micas, apatite, baryte, barium-carbonate minerals of the aragonite group, such as witherite and alstonite (= bromlite, barytocalcite), barium rare-earth uranium carbonates, etc.
Ellos indican que la principal fase cristalina presente en las muestras es el BaTi[O.sub.3] cubico (PDF 75-0212); ademas existe.BaC[O.sub.3] (fase Witherite PDF 71-2394).
For long periods the only commercial source of the mineral witherite, used to make barium chemicals for use in glass, paint, cement and steel-hardening was Settlingstones Mine in Northumberland.
Other carbonates, i.e., ankerite, siderite, witherite, strontianite, may form if the respective metal cations are available.
Barium carbonate (BaCO3), also known as witherite, is a chemical compound used in used in the production of television glass, glazes, enamel, ceramics and electroceramics, rat poison, bricks, and cement.
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