Mining Engineering


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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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Barite
Series title Mining Engineering
Volume 63
Issue 6
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher SME
Publisher location Englewood, CO
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Mining Engineering
First page 42
Last page 42
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