Definition of barite in English:


Syllabification: bar·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈbe(ə)rīt, ˈbar-


  • A mineral consisting of barium sulfate, typically occurring as colorless prismatic crystals or thin white flakes.
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    • Veins of white barite occupy fractures in thin seams of coal.
    • Also, white barite crystals stained red by hematite can be found in the walls of the old pit, and cryptomelane as matted fibers often occurs with manganite crystals in quartz veins.
    • Golden barite crystals are well known from the locality.

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