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Barite

Barite

Barite is a major source of barium (Ba). Since it also contains the sulfate group, SO4, it is classified as a sulfate. Many sulfates form from the weathering of other minerals. They are often associated with ore deposits.

Barite

Barite

Barite is a major source of barium (Ba). Since it also contains the sulfate group, SO4, it is classified as a sulfate. Many sulfates form from the weathering of other minerals. They are often associated with ore deposits.

Barite

Barite

Barite, Berthierite, Calcite, and Quartz. Barite is the major cource of barium (Ba) used to manufacture paint pigments, color fireworks green, and make barium "milkshakes" that highlight patients' digestive tracts for xray imaging.


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