Store Catalogue | Rock, Mineral & Fossil Specimens | Minerals | Non-silicate Minerals | Single Specimen of Barite (Barium Ore)
Single specimen of Barite (Barytes). Remember all our prices include VAT & carriage within the UK.Barite is a type of mineral that is primarily composed of barium sulphate, along with minor amounts of other elements such as strontium and lead. It has a white to pale gray or blue colour, and often forms as tabular or prismatic crystals. It is a relatively common mineral that is found in certain types of sedimentary rocks, and is commonly found in rocks such as limestone and sandstone. Barite is commonly used as a drilling fluid in the oil and gas industry, as well as in various industrial applications such as paper, rubber, and plastics.
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