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Barite meaning

barite - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white to yellow crystals ( generally tabular), also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble. It has a high specific gravity, and hence is often called heavy spar. It is a common mineral in metallic veins.

barite - examples of usage

  1. Before the war the United States imported from Germany nearly half the barite consumed in this country, and produced the remainder. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
  2. Barite is little affected by surface weathering, and tends to remain behind while the more soluble minerals of the associated rock are dissolved out and carried away. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
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