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Barite Mineral Data

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General Barite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaSO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 233.39 gm
   Barium  58.84 %  Ba   65.70 % BaO
   Sulfur  13.74 %  S    34.30 % SO3
   Oxygen  27.42 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary rocks and late gangue mineral in ore veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1640
Help on Locality: Locality: Roses of a red-brown color and sandy texture near Norman, Oklahoma. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, baryos, "heavy."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Barite Say BARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Barytes
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