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Mineral resource of the month: barite

January 1, 2006

Also called barytes, barite forms in various geologic environments and is frequently found with both metallic and nonmetallic minerals. Most barite is produced by open-pit mining techniques, and most crude barite requires some upgrading to meet minimum purity or specific gravity levels.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2006
Title Mineral resource of the month: barite
Authors M. Michael Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geotimes
Index ID 70044243
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center