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Mineral resource of the month: barite

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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.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: barite
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2006
Issue:
November
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location:
Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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