Bedded barite has been identified in the course of stratigraphic studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in and near East Northumberland Canyon, Toquima Range, Nye County, Nev. The barite beds are interlayered in black chert of probable Ordovician age. The barite rock is mostly dark gray and massive, has a specific gravity averaging about 4.0, and contains, by chemical analysis, 70.7 to 93.9 percent BaSO4.
|Title||Bedded barite in East Northumberland Canyon, Nye County, Nevada|
|Authors||Daniel R. Shawe, F. G. Poole, Donald Albert Brobst|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|