|Appearance||Crystalline, Color May Vary from Transparent to White and Shades of Yellow, Blue, Brown and Grey|
|Solubility||Insoluble in oil and water|
|Hardness||3.0 – 3.5 Mohs scale|
|pH in water||Neutral|
|Specific gravity||4.2 – 4.45 g/cm3|
Barite is a mineral extracted by mining. It is the sulfate of barium, has the chemical formula BaS04 this is virtually insoluble in water and contains 65.7 percent Barium oxide (BaO) and 34.3 percent sulfur trioxide (SO3). The name is derived from Greek word “Barus” meaning Heavy for its high specific gravity which is unusual for a non-metallic mineral. It is also known as Barytes or heavy spar in commerce. Barite may occur as both sedimentary and intrusive rocks. In sedimentary form, the content of heavy metals is normally lower than intrusive deposits. Chemical analyses have established substantial differences in heavy-metal content between the various mines used. Pure barite is white and opaque to transparent. Due to contained impurities occurs the grey, black, brown, red, blue and green barite.
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