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July 12, 2013

Barite is the mineralogical name for barium sulfate, which is also referred to as barytes. The most basic marketable product is known as “crude barite,” which is barite that usually has undergone simple beneficiation methods, such as jigging, tabling and washing, or more complex methods, such as flotation, heavy-media separation and magnetic separation. Most barite ore requires some upgrading to minimum purity or density levels.

Publication Year 2013
Title Barite
Authors M. Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70047010
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center