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January 1, 2011

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.

Publication Year 2011
Title Barite
Authors M. Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70044246
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center