Barite / Baryte

Bariet, Barit, Barí, Barita, Baritas, Baritina, Baritină, Barüüt, Baryt, Барит, باريت, בריט, 重晶石


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formula: BaSO4
Mineral class: sulfates
Crystal system: orthorhombic
Mohs scale: 3 - 3.5
Density (g/cm3): 4.48 - 4.50
Refractive index: 1.636 - 1.648
Cleavage: different
Colors: colorless, white, grey, yellow (Fe), reddish (Mn), brown, green, blue, black
Transparency: transparent - translucent
Luster: vitreous - resinous
Fluorescence: LW UV: yellowish, orange, pink; SW UV: white, yellowish
Pleochroism: weak
Largest crystal: 85 cm?
Deposits: worldwide
Discovery: Middle Ages
1st Description: 1808?
Name: from the Greek word "barus" (heavy)

Barite Mineral

Size: 4,5 x 5,0 x 3,0 cm

Origin: Cerro Warihuyn / Miraflores / Huamalias / Huanuco / Peru

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Size: 1.62 x 1.25 cm
Weight: 22.51 ct
Origin: Cumberland / England / Great Britain

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Barite Mineral

Size: 4.3 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm

Origin: Muddy Creek / Rio Grande County / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 5.41 ct

Origin: Socorro County / New Mexico / USA

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Barite

Weight: 32.76 ct

Origin: Namibia

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Barite Mineral

Size: 5.3 x 5.2 x 4.0 cm

Origin: Meikle Mine / Elko County / Nevada / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Size: 1.37 x 1.06 cm
Weight: 9.78 ct
Origin: near Mt. Elbrus / Caucasus Mts. / Russia

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Barite

Weight: 2.98 ct

Origin: France

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Barite Mineral

Size: 7.0 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm

Origin: Buckshot Mine / Morgan County / Missouri / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 11.19 ct

Origin: Russia

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Barite Mineral

Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm

Origin: Black Cloud Mine / Leadville / Lake County / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 2.05 ct

Origin: Madagascar

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Barite Mineral

Size: 3.0 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm

Origin: Black Cloud Mine / Leadville / Lake County / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 2.40 ct
Size: 0.8 x 0.8 cm
Origin: Italy

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Barite Mineral

Size: 4.7 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm

Origin: Denton Mine / Hardin County / Illinois / USA

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Barite Mineral

Barite Mineral

Size: 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm

Origin: Elk Creek / Meade County / South Dakota / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 34.69 ct

Origin: Elk Creek / Meade County / South Dakota / USA

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Barite Mineral

Size: 6.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm

Origin: Magma Mine / 3620 Level / Pinal County / Arizona / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 11.39 ct

Origin: France

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Barite

Size: 0.9 x 0.9 cm
Weight: 5.88 ct
Origin: Elbrus Mine / Caucasus Mts. / Russia

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Barite

Size: 2.10 x 1.68 cm
Weight: 25.79 ct
Origin: Elbrus Mine / Caucasus Mts. / Russia

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Barite Mineral

Size: 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm

Origin: Black Cloud Mine / Leadville / Lake County / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral

Barite Mineral

Size: 2.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm

Origin: Level 4 / El Solar Mine / Taxco / Guerrero / Mexico

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Barite Mineral

Barite Mineral

Size: 6.0 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm

Origin: Leeson Pocket / Stoneham / Weld County / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral
Barite

Weight: 7.04 ct
Size: 1.49 x 0.7 cm
Origin: Stoneham / Colorado / USA

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Barite Mineral

Size: 5.2 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm

Origin: Frizington / Cumberland / England

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Barite Mineral

Barite

Weight: 2.00 ct
Size: 1.7 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
Origin: Paraíba / Brazil

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Barite bicolor

Weight: 36 ct
Size: 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Origin: Paraíba / Brazil

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