Barytes (or barite) is the natural mineral form of Barium Sulphate. Barites main properties are its high specific gravity 4.50 g/cm3, very low solubility; non-toxic, and chemically and physically unreactive.
The barite is broadly used in applications including middle & high-grade paint, paper-making, pharmaceutical, rubber, cosmetics, and plastics. Barite is the most common mineral composed of barium and sulfate, which usually occurs naturally in sedimentary rocks, hydrothermal ore veins, as well as in marine deposits.
Chemical formula for barite is BaSO4.
It has a high specific gravity of 4.50 g/cm3. Its Mohs hardness is 3.0 to 3.5.
Barite, which may be found in a variety of colors including Yellow, Brown, White, Blue, Gray, or colorless,
Industrial Applications of Barite
Paint Mfg. Industry
Plastic Mfg. Industry
Rubber Mfg. Industry
Images of Barite Lumps
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Barite Colour White
Whiteness : >93%
Specific Gravity 4.25 g/cm3 min
Extractable Carbonates :3000 mg/l max
Hg :1.00ppm max
Cd : 3.00ppm max
Water Alkaline Earth
Calcium :250 ppm max
Moisture : 1.00% max
Iron Content: 0.20 % max