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January 1, 2013

The article discusses the latest developments in the barite or baryte industry, particularly in the U.S., as of June 2011. It claims that the bulk of barites production in the country comes from four mines in Nevada, including the Big Ledge Mine, the Rossi Mine and the Greystone Mine. It cites that barite is mainly used as a weighting agent in natural gas and oil field drilling muds. Barite is also utilized as filler, extender or weighting agent in such products as paints, plastics and rubber.